Thursday, September 4, 2008

Obama Does Fine on O'Reilly Foreign Relations Interview; How Would Palin Have Done?

Barack Obama did fine in the short piece of his interview by Bill O'Reilly which was aired on Fox News tonight. This piece had to do with foreign relations. O'Reilly gave Obama credit for being against the Iraq war in the first place, but asked why Obama couldn't admit that he was wrong in opposing the surge, which has worked. Obama explained that the surge indeed has worked militarily, but the Iraqis have still not picked up their political and economic part of the bargain - the U.S. is still spending billions of dollars there. Obama also explained why not taking any option off of the table with Iran, but not tipping his hand as a Presidential candidate, was the best course of action with Iran.

It struck me, watching this interview, that Joe Biden would have also done well in this interview. For that matter, although I disagree with his militarism, John McCain would certainly have been knowledgeable on these issues, too.

But what about Sarah Palin? How would she have done in this interview with Bill O'Reilly about crucial, life-and-death issues for the United States?

That may be the most important lesson of this interview.

And click
here for one of my own several enjoyable guest appearances on O'Reilly...

See also: How Can McCain Protect America with Totally Inexperienced VP? ... Pat Buchanan Shows His True Colors to Chris Matthews ... A DA (Not) and a Democrat (Not) Address the Republican Convention

And Coverage of Democratic Convention:

Infinite Regress Democratic Convention Coverage from Day Four: Obama Deliver's New Kind of Speech: Calls McCain on "Temperament" ... Al Gore: The Two Lines of History Converge

Infinite Regress Democratic Convention Coverage from Day Three: America Moves Up - Obama Nominated! ... Biden Hits McCain on Everything from Afghanistan to Amtrak

Infinite Regress Democratic Convention Coverage from Day Two: Patrick Buchanan on MSNBC: Hillary Will Campaign Hard for Obama, But Won't Shed Tears If He Loses ... Hillary Speaks Powerfully at Democratic Convention, in a Scene for the Ages

Infinite Regress Democratic Convention Coverage from Day One: Olbermann to Scarborough on MSNBC: "Jesus, Joe, Get a Shovel!" ... Ted Kennedy at 2008 Democratic Convention: JFK Would Be Smiling ... Michelle Obama's Speech: Bringing Home America
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