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Sarah Palin a Modern Cold War Hero in the Making
Associated Content ^ | May 4, 2011 | Mark Whittington

Posted on 05/07/2011 9:47:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It is considered unusual for a former governor who holds no public office and is not currently running for another to have a foreign policy adviser. But Sarah Palin, not known for being conventional, has chosen Peter Schweizer for that job.

Schweizer is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution with expertise in international relations, national security affairs, and the U.S. presidency. He is also the author of a number of books, including two on President Reagan, one on the Bush family, and a critique on the effects of big government on the world economy.

Most recently, Schweizer published a critique of President Obama's policy in Libya, which he says has all of the elements of, what he calls an "overused analogy," another Vietnam. His critique echoes that Palin, which may partly explain why he is now working for her.

One can make the obvious analogies. Schweizer may be Palin's version of Condoleeza Rice or, even, Henry Kissinger, the power behind the throne who helped shape foreign policy in a White House second only to the president. Palin has not even announced a run for the presidency, not to speak of actually winning the office. But it may well be that we already know whom her National Security Adviser will be should she attain the Oval Office.....

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TOPICS: Alaska; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: givemeabreak; libya; obama; palin; palindoctrine; palinistafantasyland; peterschweizer; sarahpalin; wot
But the jourbalists and talking heads have assured me that she has no chance whatsoever.
1 posted on 05/07/2011 9:47:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ineluctable

2 posted on 05/07/2011 9:57:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Time to re-watch THIS powerful video:

Governor Palin's new advisor, Peter Schweizer was Executive Producer for "In the Face of Evil" -- and is also author of the best-selling book "Reagan’s War," upon which the film is based.

From www.InTheFaceOfEvil.com:

... He freed a billion slaves from their Communist masters...

This is the story of that achievement: of one man’s triumph during the bloodiest and most barbaric century in mankind’s history: the 20th century.

In the Face of Evil: Reagan’s War in Word and Deed is a man and nation’s journey through the heart of darkness—and what that journey means for us today...

-- snip --

...As the 21st century’s great conflict between freedom and Islamic Fascism takes shape, In the Face of Evil, and the words and deeds of Ronald Reagan, provide an invaluable lesson for how the U.S., and the free world, must combat the forces of Evil... if we are to survive.

For such a time as this...
3 posted on 05/07/2011 10:05:48 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Read the title again. Which cold war are they talking about? The one that ended in ‘92?


4 posted on 05/07/2011 10:27:39 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 05/07/2011 10:31:52 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: yup2394871293
The one that pits us against the rise of Muslim fanaticism in the middle east and probably the left here in the US.
6 posted on 05/07/2011 10:35:32 AM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
FROM LINK:"This suggests that a President Palin's foreign policy will be at once less and more aggressive than what has been conducted during the past 10 years. Noting the five-point "Palin Doctrine" articulated recently, there would be fewer deployments of conventional American forces overseas. Those that occur will be engaged in sharp, overwhelming campaigns of limited duration and clear, measurable goals. These campaigns would more resemble Grenada during the Reagan administration and Panama and the Gulf War during the first Bush administration than Afghanistan, Iraq, or especially Libya. "

Interesting. These earlier engagements were certainly more popular than the recent bigger ones.

BTW : the media is ignoring her now because she is not talking about running. They would cover her in a minute if she talked about running.

7 posted on 05/07/2011 11:11:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of everything that Sarah has said and done over the last year or so, I think her choosing Peter Schweizer as her foreign policy adviser is the clearest signal yet, that she intends to run in 2012.


8 posted on 05/07/2011 11:24:29 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin, whom I support as the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, is obviously focusing on a foreign policy strategy and Peter Schweizer is going to help her present a coherent, defined foreign policy in a Palin administration that will be unlike that of President Bush and certainly unlike Obama's failed policies of - the bin Laden operation excepted - appeasement. This is what a presidential candidate does. I'm sure she has also formulated a domestic agenda that will cut tax rates (corporate and individual), open U.S. land to oil exploration/drilling and begin to whittle back entitlement spending. Until she declares her candidacy for the GOP nomination and presents her platform we can only speculate but I'm very encouraged by Sarah Palin's choice for a foreign policy adviser.

However, She'll be hammered with a million questions about her policies, once she declares. Most of them hoping to trip her up and make her appear stupid and/or 'dangerous' (as Reagan was habitually termed by the MSM during the 1980 presidential campaign). This is why she needs to have a clear, coherent agenda for foreign policy that she can present with both brevity and clarity. I believe she'll accomplish that. Sarah Palin knows what she's in for. I believe her love of country, personal integrity and strength of character will enable her to reach the American people in a way that they'll see the advantage in voting for her and leaving Mr. Hope & Change behind as a failed experiment.

9 posted on 05/07/2011 11:25:11 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Windflier; yup2394871293

Not according to yup2394871293, whatever that is.


10 posted on 05/07/2011 1:08:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: Windflier; 2ndDivisionVet
Of everything that Sarah has said and done over the last year or so, I think her choosing Peter Schweizer as her foreign policy adviser is the clearest signal yet, that she intends to run in 2012.

I don't think that it necessarily mean that she's running. I think it means that she wants a reliable advisor to consult before she makes statements.

11 posted on 05/07/2011 3:53:59 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Is Indomitable
Click the Pic!

12 posted on 05/07/2011 3:59:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: EveningStar
I think it means that she wants a reliable advisor to consult before she makes statements.

How very generous of you. I suspect that what you really think, is that Peter Schweizer was hired to tell her when to blow her nose.

13 posted on 05/07/2011 5:21:46 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin's Foreign Policy Embraces Instinct, Shuns Doctrine

Long article, but a good read on the subject of this thread.

14 posted on 05/07/2011 5:27:23 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: RonDog

I loved Reagan and he deserves a massive amount of credit for winning the Cold War but he didn’t do it alone. He had an amazing consortium of helpers including John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher, Lech Walesa, Ahmad Shah Mahsood, Aleksandr Solzenhitsyn and all the brave dissidents of the Soviet Union and the Bloc, every man who served in Vietnam and Korea, the brave Czechoslovakians of the Prague Spring and the Poles (especially at Gdansk), the contras, the Russian Jewish emigre movement, great warriors like Sen Joseph McCarthy, Whittacker Chambers, J. Edgar Hoover, so many in the CIA and British intelligence — all of these and so many others worked, and often gave their lives to the cause of winning the Cold War.

And we have to do it all over again, only this time defeat communism right here on our own soil. And no one person will be able to do it.


15 posted on 05/07/2011 8:53:58 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Jim Scott

I love Sarah too and will vote for her no matter who gets nominated. But I think she needs to be able to answer this question with ONE SENTENCE:

“Why do you favor keeping troops in Afghanistan now that al Qaeda has been routed out of there and its leader killed?”

This Peter Schwiezer guy has to give her this answer and in one sentence so that voters understand her position or he is pointless. People don’t wanna hear a lotta nuanced, professorial BS about this.

On the other hand, she can just say “if elected I’m getting us outta there right away” and never face the question.


16 posted on 05/07/2011 9:06:05 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

Great read Paleo Bob!

Slicing the onion real thin though, wouldn’t a better argument from Sarah (only possible candidate I truly believe in) be that she would immediately stop all offensive ground combat operations BUT fall back to one large American Base out in the middle of nowhere that would facilitate high tech attacks on terrorists in the area for years to come. Something like that!

I just think it is dangerous for her to say “We Win” and come home. We still have to fight these bastards for years to come and I would rather we conduct the fight in Afghanistan than in the U.S. Besides, if ANY president allows the Taliban to take over again and start executing women in the street with a bullet in the head, they will see their poll numbers go to the bottom!


17 posted on 05/07/2011 10:11:56 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: yup2394871293

Communism did not end in ‘92. It metamorphosed into the New World Order.


18 posted on 05/07/2011 10:22:04 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mas cerveza por favor

The only one who’s talking about the New World Order are conservatives, but if you mean the idea of giving the UN the power to tax and regulate instead of just agitate and spread graft around, then call it what you will.


19 posted on 05/08/2011 10:33:18 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Cen-Tejas

fall back to one large American Base out in the middle of nowhere that would facilitate high tech attacks on terrorists in the area for years to come.


I’ve always liked this idea, advocated it myself, but I’m really more keyed on how she answers the question to win the debate with Obooboo/the status quo (open ended bureucratic/mil presence going nowhere for decades on end).

The American people just want out of this. Why are we there now?

I’m not interested in much what I think. I’m interested in how she addresses an electorate that wants O-U-T.


20 posted on 05/08/2011 10:34:32 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: mas cerveza por favor

“New World Order” was just GHWBush’s attempt at the “vision thing” that would help get him reelected. Conspiracy theorists looked at his past connections, the Iraq war, and his background with the CIA, the declining state of the economy, and concluded that he was trying to take over the world and remake it to serve his shadowy, nefarious motivations.


21 posted on 05/08/2011 10:37:41 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The target, the goal, the problem:

Muslim Brotherhood.

Reload, practice and reload again.

Some people buy a weedeater to cut down the weeds, I rent a backhoe and level my whole yard.


22 posted on 05/08/2011 10:42:03 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What I’d like to see Sarah Palin do is to stop making money simply by courting controversy but take on the Republican establishment politicians that are deemed “more electable” and beat them at their own game. She seems to be failing at that much less fighting a successful “culture war” with an exit strategy, but yes she doe$ have her following.


23 posted on 05/08/2011 12:22:05 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: yup2394871293

Were you off the planet last year? Google 2010 congressional elections.


24 posted on 05/08/2011 12:28:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was promoting candidates who might do her some favors later perhaps, but Sarah Palin wasn’t running for anything.


25 posted on 05/08/2011 2:11:36 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...including Murky Cow-ski’s seat.


26 posted on 05/08/2011 2:12:59 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: yup2394871293

I hope you didn’t resign your spots at DU amd Huff&Blow, cuz you won’t be here long.


27 posted on 05/08/2011 2:32:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I must plead ignorance about DU amd Huff&Blow, but there are plenty of other forums with fewer people who take themselves entirely too seriously.


28 posted on 05/08/2011 3:15:52 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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