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Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin's Middle East Policy

By August 30, 2008

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Sarah Palin in Kuwait
Vice President, Dick Cheney style:: Sarah Palin's foreign-policy experience. (Photo credit: the_exo via Flickr.)

GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin does not have a Middle East policy.

But she did travel to Kuwait on July 24, 2007, for lunch and a "town meeting" with 575 members of the Alaska Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry. She did not meet with Kuwaiti leaders. There is no record of her stepping outside U.S. bases. But she showed keen observational skills: "The heat here is overwhelming; it's 127 degrees," she said. "It's like taking a steam bath all day long." And she amassed some combat experience. According to the Anchorage Daily News, Palin, a pious member of the National Rifle Association, "said she enjoyed watching and, in a few cases, participating in various training exercises including some firearms practice, but not with live rounds."

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August 31, 2008 at 9:18 am
(1) David says:

VPs don’t make forgein policy – you silly person.

August 31, 2008 at 9:23 am
(2) Pierre says:

Dick Cheney might disagree.

November 4, 2008 at 11:24 am
(3) Captain Obvious says:

Just because she didn’t participate with live rounds, you mock her? I would imagine that that is the safest way to let a first timer try out the training. And with all of the normal security surrounding a presidential candidate, you think they would allow live fire?

The author is a buffoon.

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