Joel Award: Sarah Palin
It is time to give out the Joel Award. The award goes any celebrity, pundit, blogger or politician that purposely contradicts himself or herself.
On Fox News, Sarah Palin said she wants the Libyan conflict ended quickly.
We better be in it to win it. 'Win it' means Qadhafi goes and America gets to get on out of there."
"It's not America's role not to be out and about nation building and telling other countries how to live."
Funny but Palin supports nation building in Iraq. It makes me wonder why Palin wants to NATO air-strikes stopped ASAP.
We should be clear, however, that fewer troops mean assuming more risk. Talk of an exit date also risks sending the wrong message. We should be in Afghanistan to win, not to set a timetable for withdrawal that signals a lack of resolve to our friends, and lets our enemies believe they can wait us out. As long as we’re in to win, and as long as troop level decisions are based on conditions on the ground and the advice of our military commanders, I support President Obama’s decision.