Quotes of the day

“‘There’s been a lack of acknowledgement by our president in understanding what it is that the American military provides in terms of, obviously, the safety, the security of our country,’ Palin said during an interview with Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren. ‘I want him to acknowledge the sacrifices that these individual men and women — our sons, our daughters, our moms, our dads, our brothers and sisters — are providing this country to keep us safe.’

“‘They’re making sacrifices,’ said Palin, who visited the Army base at Fort Bragg on Monday as part of her ongoing book tour. ‘They’re putting so much on hold right now so that the homeland can be safe and they can fight for democratic ideals around our world. I want to see more acknowledgment and more respect given to them.’

“Asked specifically what she’d like to see more of from Obama, Palin said, ‘I want to see them equipped. I want to see them given everything that they need, including strategies — a surge strategy in Afghanistan, for one — so that they know that they’re there for victory, they’re not there just biding their time as lives are being lost.'”