I watched the VP debate last night expecting Sarah Palin to make some huge foreign policy mistake. Sure enough, about 20-min in, she said this: "When we kicked — along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said, 'Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don’t know — if you don’t, Hezbollah will control it.' Now what’s happened? Hezbollah is a legitimate part of the government in the country immediately to the north of Israel.” [Emphasis added.]
What on Earth is she talking about? The United States and France may have kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon in an alternate universe, but nothing even remotely like that ever happened in this one.
Nobody – nobody – has ever kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon. Not the United States. Nor France. Not Israel. And not the Lebanese. Nobody.
Sarah Palin has literally no idea what she’s talking about.
UPDATE: Oops. It was Joe Biden that said that. Sorry, Never mind.
(From Instapundit and Michael Totten.