"Good judgment in the commander in chief can make the difference between victory & defeat, between avoiding a crisis and inviting a catastrophe." And the best case point is the surge in Iraq which Barack Obama opposed because he said it was doomed to fail."
"But just last night (Thursday, Sept. 4th) (boos) just last night senator Obama finally broke and brought himself to admit what all the rest of us have known for quite some time and that’s thanks to the skill and valor of our troops the surge in iraq has succeeded. (applause)"
"Senator obama said that the surge 'succeeded beyond our wildest dreams'. I think said senator Obama that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated."
"I guess when you turn out to be profoundly wrong on a vital national security issue maybe its comforting to pretend that everyone else was was wrong too."
"But I remember it a little differently. It seems to me there was one leader in Washington who did predict success, who refused to call retreat and risked his own career for the sake of the surge and victory in Iraq and ladies and gentlemen that man is standing right next to me senator John McCain."
- Sarah Palin