September 25, 2008

Another disturbing snippet from Palin's interview with Katie Couric.

We don't have to second-guess what their efforts would be if they believe … that it is in their country and their allies, including us, all of our best interests to fight against a regime, especially Iran, who would seek to wipe them off the face of the earth. It is obvious to me who the good guys are in this one and who the bad guys are. The bad guys are the ones who say Israel is a stinking corpse and should be wiped off the face of the earth. That's not a good guy who is saying that. Now, one who would seek to protect the good guys in this, the leaders of Israel and her friends, her allies, including the United States, in my world, those are the good guys."

That Sarah Palin shares the Bush's administration's good vs. evil mentality should give us all great pause, especially since her foreign policy crash course is being taught by the likes of Joe Lieberman. We may not know very much about Sarah Palin, but it's clear she shares this radical view of foreign policy.

For more, see this article by Glenn Greenwald about his second book, A Tragic Legacy, that examines this Manichean theme in great detail.

Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.