I have been getting a lot of guff from people saying I don't know about Foreign Policy. First, I really appreciate everyone who's been sticking up for me. They are right, Alaska is near Russia (we are right by Kamchatka, just like in Risk). In fact sometimes I have to sign letters to them about who has been fishing too much (I still need to follow up about that, but it's under control).
The thing that nobody has pointed out though is that Alaska is also right by another country, Canada! We are pretty much surrounded in fact. But during my administration we have remained at peace. In fact after Todd won the 2007 Iron Dog Geraldine Van Bibber (she is in charge of Yukon) sent us a basket of maple candy, which I thought was very sweet of her.
Anyway I thought maybe if I wrote about it here people might get a better picture of what I know. Besides I am going to have to give a speech on Wednesday anyway, and I thought this would be a good chance to get a head start. I showed it to John and he said it was good but that he might get his speechwriters to "punch it up." That's fine with me, I just need time to practice once they're done so that I don't get any countries mixed up.
by Sarah Palin
Foreign Policy is an important part of the job of vice president. It means what you're going to make foreigners do, especially in Iraq.
Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert. It shares borders with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the west, Syria to the northwest, Turkey to the north, and Iran to the east. It has a very narrow section of coastline at Umm Qasr on the Persian Gulf. There are two major flowing rivers: the Tigris and the Euphrates. These provide Iraq with agriculturally capable land and contrast with the desert landscape that covers most of Western Asia.
Iraq is in the Middle East, where there is a lot of oil. However, some of the people there hate America. There are some countries nearby that love freedom and America (i.e. Saudi Arabia), but Iraq is not one of them, as proved by them electing Saddam Hussein. Most people think that he probably had something to do with 9-11, however it is now considered politically incorrect to say so out loud.
America got rid of Saddam, however the people of Iraq are still ungrateful. This makes Democrats sad, they want to leave Iraq. But President Bush wasn't looking for thank you's, he just wants to do what is right, which means we should stay in Iraq. Something which MCCAIN/PALIN will do!
Also near Iraq is Iran, a country that is run by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who also hates America. He is trying to get nucular weapons, which is something that North Korea is doing, too. We can't let them get them! This is why we are building a missile defense in Poland. Poland is an important ally in the war on terror.
In conclusion, Foreign Policy is a complex but fascinating topic.