Palin mistakenly suggested that the U.S. "stand with our North Korean allies."
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The attacks killed two marines and two civilians on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong in what was the worst violence between the two countries since the 1950-53 Korean War.
Palin Comments on North Korea
Here is a partial transcript of Beck's questions and Palin's comments on North Korea.
"How would you handle a situation like the one that just developed in North Korea?" Beck asked Palin.
"... Obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies. We're bound to by treaty," Palin responded.
Beck quickly corrected Palin, informing her that the United States is allies with South Korea, not North Korea.
"Eh, Yeah. And we're also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes," Palin replied.
Palin Correctly Identified North Korea As An Enemy
Critics made hay out of the gaffe, but the mistake was indeed a slip of the tongue and not representative of a lack of knowledge.
Just seconds before Palin urged the United States to "stand with our North Korean allies" on Beck's program, she correctly made reference to the country as an enemy.
"We're not having a lot of faith the White House is going to come out with a strong enough policy to sanction what it is that North Korea is going to do," Palin said earlier in the interview.