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In CBS Interview, Palin Calls For Surge In Afghanistan

On Wednesday morning, CBS News anchor Katie Couric interviewed Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in New York. The first part of the interview on economic policy aired on the CBS Evening News last night. You can read and watch that part of the interview here.

Tonight, the second part of the exclusive interview, this time on foreign policy, will air on the CBS Evening News. But before that, here's a preview of Palin talking about Afghanistan. This clip also aired on The Early Show this morning.

Katie Couric: Why is it much more challenging there? Can you explain that?

Sarah Palin: The logistics that we are already suggesting here, not having enough troops in the area right now. The… things like the terrain even in Afghanistan and that border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, where, you know, we believe that-- Bin Laden is-- is hiding out right now and… and is still such a leader of this terrorist movement. There… there are many more challenges there. So, again, I believe that… a surge in Afghanistan also will lead us to victory there as it has proven to have done in Iraq. And as I say, Katie, that we cannot afford to retreat, to withdraw in Iraq. That's not gonna get us any better off in Afghanistan either. And as our leaders are telling us in our military, we do need to ramp it up in Afghanistan, counting on our friends and allies to assist with us there because these terrorists who hate America, they hate what we stand for with the… the freedoms, the democracy, the… the women's rights, the tolerance, they hate what it is that we represent and our allies, too, and our friends, what they represent. If we were… were to allow a stronghold to be captured by these terrorists then the world is in even greater peril than it is today. We cannot afford to lose in Afghanistan.

Update: Click in the player below to watch the video of Katie Couric on The Early Show this morning:

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