Sarah Palin to get a crash course in diplomacy at the United Nations
Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has started preparation to learn the mystic and intriguing world of diplomacy. She is going to attend meetings with heads of state ath the United Nations in New York. This is en exercise to send out a message to Amercian voters that she understands the ins and outs of international diplomacy and capabale to handle the responsibility coming with Vice Presidential post.
Sarah Palin threatens to overshadow George Bush at the United Nations in New York today with more meetings with key world leaders than the departing US President.
The Republican vice-presidential nominee, who has never met a world leader and got her US passport only last year, was due to have a crash course in foreign policy with appointments with at least seven presidents and prime ministers plus Henry Kissinger and the rock star activist Bono. The schedule of the Alaska Governor, along with remarks that she released on Iran, offers pointers to probable US foreign policy if the Republicans retake the White House.
Her diary is full of appointments with key US allies, suggesting that a McCain-Palin Administration will take a hawkish stance towards Russia, continue to work closely with Pakistan and India, and support strongly the leaders of Iraq, Afghanistan and Colombia.
In a gesture towards a revanchist Russia, Mrs Palin is due to meet Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, and Victor Yushchenko, the President of Ukraine. She plans to hold talks with President Talabani of Iraq, President Karzai of Afghanistan and President Uribe of Colombia – all key US allies.