Thursday, September 25, 2008

Palin redraws military air routes

This from the Katie Couric interview of Sarah Palin. Governor Palin responds to the foreign policy experience question yet again:

Palin defends Alaska-Russia foreign policy remark - Yahoo! News: "'It's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where — where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border."

Hmmm...where do they go? Do Russian air forces take a direct route over the North Pole and then through Canada or Greenland, into the economic and political heart of our country? Or do they fly due east through Alaska then make a right turn at Nome and head south?

With the price of jet fuel these days, I would say that it's a stretch to assume that enemy planes -- which is what I suppose Governor Palin expects from Russia -- would bother taking the scenic route over the Bering Strait. It's not like anyone wants to bomb Alaska.


Blogger Danny said...

Palin said that when Putin rears his (ugly) head, he'll fly right over Alaskan airspace--he's that close! Ms. Palin needs to check a map--Mr. (ugly head) Putin will fly from Moscow to Washington DC over the Arctic Ocean and over Greenland, not Alaska. What a dope.

September 26, 2008 at 12:24 PM  

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