Skip to comments.Sarah Palin a Modern Cold War Hero in the Making
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.....
(Excerpt) Read more at associatedcontent.com ...
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 "Reagans War," upon which the film is based.
... He freed a billion slaves from their Communist masters...For such a time as this...
This is the story of that achievement: of one mans triumph during the bloodiest and most barbaric century in mankinds history: the 20th century.
In the Face of Evil: Reagans War in Word and Deed is a man and nations journey through the heart of darknessand what that journey means for us today...
-- snip --
...As the 21st centurys 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.
Read the title again. Which cold war are they talking about? The one that ended in ‘92?
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.
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.
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.
Not according to yup2394871293, whatever that is.
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.
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.
Long article, but a good read on the subject of this thread.
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.
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.
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!
Communism did not end in ‘92. It metamorphosed into the New World Order.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
The target, the goal, the problem:
Reload, practice and reload again.
Some people buy a weedeater to cut down the weeds, I rent a backhoe and level my whole yard.
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.
Were you off the planet last year? Google 2010 congressional elections.
She was promoting candidates who might do her some favors later perhaps, but Sarah Palin wasn’t running for anything.
...including Murky Cow-ski’s seat.
I hope you didn’t resign your spots at DU amd Huff&Blow, cuz you won’t be here long.
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.
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