Sunday, September 28, 2008

McCain Retracts Palin's Pakistan comments

Senator John McCain retracted Sarah Palin's stance on Pakistan Sunday morning after the Alaska governor appeared to back Barack Obama's support for unilateral strikes inside Pakistan against terrorists.  "She would not ...she understands and has stated repeatedly that we're not going to do anything except in America's national security interest," McCain told ABC's George Stephanopoulos of Palin.  " In all due respect, people going around and... sticking a microphone while conversations are being held, and then all of a sudden that's --that's a person's position... this is a free country, but I don't think most Americans think that's a definitive policy statement by Governor Palin."

Saturday night while on a stop for cheesesteaks in South Philadelphia, Palin was questioned by a Temple graduate student about whether the U.S. should cross the border from Afganistan into Pakistan.

"If that is what we have to do to stop the terrorists from coming any further in, absolutely, we should."  Palin said.

During Friday's night presidential debate, Obama tood a similar stance, condemning the Bush administration for failing to act on the possibility terrorists are in Pakistan.

McCain emphasized Sunday, Palin "shares" his view on the manner.


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