Sunday, September 28, 2008

Watching the Russians too closely

The American:

"If that's what we have to do [operate our military in Pakistan] to stop the terrorists from coming any further in, absolutely, we should," Palin said in the exchange, which was captured on video and reported by CBS News.


McCain said Palin's exchange was not an official policy statement.

"I don't think most Americans think that that's a definitive policy statement made by Governor Palin," McCain said.

The Russian:

[Boris Yeltsin] spluttered out words to the effect that if President Bill Clinton were to cause some sort of accident in Yugoslavia, Russia would "send a missile".

Mr Yeltsin's press spokesman, Dmitry Yakushkin, moved so fast that journalists were left in no doubt that this could not be regarded as a statement of policy.

Boy, that "narrow maritime border" is looking narrower by the day.

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