Associated Press Quotes Sarah Palin out of context to make her appear extreme
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a "task that is from God." . . .
Indeed, this is the main point of the article, not some minor side bar, as the AP titles the piece: "Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God.'" (See also this.) One would think that this is a major investigative journalist find. There is only one problem: the reporter made up the story. Go to about 5:47 into the video:
"Pray for our military. He is going to be deployed in September to Iraq. Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending them[U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God, that is what we have to make sure that we are praying for, that there is a plan and that that plain is God's plan."
By cutting off the end of Palin's statement the Associated Press completely alters what Palin is saying. She is made to appear that she is asserting that the war is God's plan when she was really saying that we have to pray to made sure that this is God's plan. The point is even clearer if one listens to her in the video.