Friday, September 19, 2008

Prayer, God and War

By: SW

We have all seen how Charles Gibson made a fool of himself when he interviewed Sarah Palin in a condescending manner. During a part of the interview he misquoted Sarah Palin's comment about prayer for the troops (while saying that it was an exact quote), and then asked her "Are we fighting a holy war"?

Watch this video that answers Gibson's question. Contents are provided by former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich:

This is the exact words by Sarah Palin when she was talking about praying for the troops:

“Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan.”

This is a the exchange between Gibson and Palin:

GIBSON: You said recently in your old church, "Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God." Are we fighting a Holy War?

Palin: You know, I don't know if that was my exact quote.

GIBSON: Exact quote.

This is the problem: Palin was saying that we should pray for the leaders so they are sending the troops out on a task that is from God. Gibson took it out of context and said that the national leaders are sending them out on a task from God. The two are very different.

Gibson did this deliberately to trip up Palin. But he ended up looking like a fool.

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