It is certainly worthwhile topander to
India’s fears ofthe apparent threat presented by the rise of ’s military. On the other hand, they hardly need any helpthere from Sarah. China
The actuality of the threat isand will remain thin. Those wonderfulacquisitions come under the heading of toys for the boys and should bedismissed as such. What
wants ispeaceful frontiers without unpleasant intrusions by even their best friends wherethey lose control. This could easilyhappen over China ,but only there. Been able to at leastgrowl is their only safe option. North Korea
I find it much more amusing thatshe called out her own party as sheep. This is really a challenge to political correctness and always timely.
The real point is that everyone inthe world knows she is running for president and if she can stir up somecontroversy, then so be it. Too badthere is a war on over in
to down her out. Libya
At this point she is stimulatingthe Republican party to come out fighting.
Palin Warns of
China'sRise in Visit to India
Saturday, 19 Mar 2011 04:40 PM
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. politician Sarah Palin stressed the importance ofAmerica's ties with India, saying they were based on the shared values offreedom and free-market capitalism, while sounding a warning note on China'srise during a speech Saturday in New Delhi.
The visit to
is a rare foreign venture for the ex-Alaska governor and reality TV star, whowas John McCain's running mate in his failed 2008 campaign for president. Thetrip, which also includes a stop in India , is raising speculationPalin wants to burnish her foreign policy credentials ahead of a possible 2012presidential run. Israel
Palin told a well-heeled audience of Indian business leaders,professionals and socialites that U.S.-Indian relations were "key to thefuture of our world."
"We're going to need each other, especially as these other regionsrise," she said, in an apparent reference to
China,during a Q&A that followed a keynote speech titled "My Vision of ." America
"Free people in a free country don't wage war on anothercountry," she said. "I want peace on Earth."
She questioned the Chinese military's ascent, saying the Communistcountry's stockpiling of ballistic missiles, submarines and "new-age,ultramodern aircraft" seemed unjustified when it did not face an outsidethreat.
"What's with the military buildup?" she said. "
'smilitary growth can't just be for defensive purposes." China
Reporters who had been assured access were barred at the last minute.But the speech was shown on Indian television and in a live webcast.
Palin was coy about whether she planned to run for the White House, butat times sounded like she was campaigning. She took a swipe at President BarackObama and what she described as his "dithering" response to thepolitical upheaval in the
Middle East, sayinghe "should have done more for Arab protesters."
in November during a wider Asian tour, affirming the country's growingimportance on the global scene. India
Palin said the Republican Party's apparatus was at times frustrating todeal with, but said presidents Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln were rolemodels and reasons for why she joined the party.
She also took aim at one of her favorite targets, the
She accused them of failing "to set the record straight" andjoked that they willfully cost her and McCain the 2008 election. Palin alsosuggested the race might have turned out differently had she been at the top ofthe ticket instead of McCain, but quickly insisted, "I'm joking."
"I will not sit back and take media criticism," Palin said."Too often, Republicans, I don't know, they kind of have the fightinginstinct of sheep."
Palin is due to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuduring her visit to the Jewish state.
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