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Phonetically corrected transcript:
The question from Couric was, “Why is it much more challenging there; can you explain that?”
“The logistics that we’re already suggesting here, not having eenough troops in the area right now,” um, The… Things like the terrain even, in Afghanistan and that border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, where, you know, we believe that, um, the Bin Laden is is [sic] hidin’ out right now and… and is still such a leader of this terrorist movement. Ah, There there er many more challenges there.
So, again, I believe that eh a surge in Afghanistan also will lead us to victory there, as it has proven, to have done in Eye-raq en. . . as I say, Katie, that we kinnot afford to retreat, to withdraw in Eye-raq, that’s not gonna git us any better off in Afghanistan either. And as our leaders are telling us, in our military, we do need to, ramp it up in Afghanistan, counting on our friends and allies to assist with us there, becuzz these terrists— who hate Amirrica, they hate what we stand for, with the… the freedoms, the democracy, the the women’s rights, the tolerince, they hate what it is that we represent, and, our allies, too, and our friends, what they represent. If we were… were to allow a stronghold to be captured, by these terrorists, then, the world is in even greater peril than it is tehday. We kinnot afford to lose in Afghanistan.”
Of course. Bush on cocaine. Eye-Rack.
Becuzz these terrists hate whut we stand for; the freedoms; the democricy; the women’s rights (except for wage equality and control of your own body); the tolerince.
Does this woman even sound like a leader? Is this the kind of “leadership” we need?
Leadership is vital to progress. Wisdom, insight, and foresight are indispensable to the endurance of nations. Civilization is never really jeopardized until able leadership begins to vanish. And the quantity of such wise leadership has never exceeded one per cent of the population.
—The URANTIA Book
UPDATE: More with Couric; Palin explains foreign policy experience thanks to proximity of Russia to Alaska.
Oh. My. Gawd.