Think about the implications of this remark. I realize that she may have mispoken, but imagine yourself an Iranian, even an Iranian who sympathizes with the US, hearing this comment and realizing that the comment went largely unheard by the US press and voters. Palin either does not know who we are at war with, or is unbeleiveably careless about her speech, or she is hardwired to blurt out stupid warmongering comments. Either way, this person is an imbecile and unfit to hold any office above county clerk. The damage such misstatements do around the world is incalculable.
Imagine a vice-premier of Russia or China casually exclaiming that they are at war with the US, or to make the analogy more stark, imagine China has an occupying army in Canada where a couple hundred thousand Canadians have been murdered or maimed over a 5 year period, and the Chinese vice-premier makes these comments about US relations.
I know even Obama supporters will decry my lack of magnanimity by picking on Sarah Palin after she was handed an embarassing defeat only three days ago, but I would argue that her ticket received 46% of the popular vote... FORTY-SIX percent of the electorate thought this pea-brain was qualified to be vice-president and that the chowderhead who picked her was sane enough to be the President of the United States.
Who are these 46%?