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The Los Angeles Times says: ABC News mischaracterized Sarah Palin’s “Holy War” statement
September 13, 2008, 1:47 am
Filed under: Democrats, McCain, Obama, Republicans, Sarah Palin

This is from the Los Angeles Times,

Gibson, however, mischaracterized her as simply asserting that the nation’s leaders were sending troops to Iraq on a task from God.

“Are we fighting a holy war?” he asked.

After Palin disputed his characterization, she paraphrased Abraham Lincoln, saying she meant, “Let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God’s side.”

Gibson went on to take a second part of her comments out of context. Palin had asked the group to pray “that there is a plan, and that plan is God’s plan.”

But Gibson dropped her reference to praying — and instead quoted Palin as saying the war was God’s plan. He asked if she believed the country was sending her son on a task from God.

“I don’t know if the task is from God, Charlie,” she responded, adding that she was proud of Track for “serving something greater than himself.”

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I guess this shows that Gibson went with the interview motivated by his liberal bias to find something he could use against her. — Not surprising. — And this comming from the left wing Los Angeles Times is quite an admission.


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Interesting analysis. Thanks.
They left untouched the question of whether or not it’s the right thing to be fighting in Iraq.
The only thing worrisome about Palin is her strong reliance on using force, as slipped out with her remarks on Russia.

Comment by christianliberal

I agree with you partially. — I’m not personally crazy about the war in Iraq myself.

But about Russia, my understanding is that she made that statement on the condition that Russia keep up its “agression” against Georgia, and only that. . .

But on the other hand, I didn’t like that she said that either. . . .

Comment by krissmith777

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