After endorsing Obama’s Pakistan policy, Palin now attacks it.

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"After endorsing Obama’s Pakistan policy, Palin now attacks it."

In September, appearing to endorse Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) position on the matter, Gov. Sarah Palin said that the U.S. should “absolutely” launch cross-border attacks into Pakistan if it is necessary to “stop the terrorists from coming any further in.” In a rally today, however, Palin called this a potential “crisis scenario”:

PALIN: Proposing to meet with a regime in Tehran that vows to wipe Israel off the earth. Let’s call that crisis scenario number 1. Now, Sen. Obama too having advocated sending our U.S. military into Pakistan without the approval of the Pakistani government. Invading the sovereign territory of a troubled partner in the war against terrorism — we gotta call that scenario number two.

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Palin may be backtracking on her own policy because Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) strongly disagrees with her. In fact, he has repeatedly criticized Obama for supporting strikes on al Qaeda in Pakistan.

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