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Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Politics, War | 6 comments

Sarah Palin On Syria

Am I getting old or did Sarah Palin just manage to say something that makes sense? Shortly before President Obama decided to seek congressional approval for the use of force in Syria, the former half term Alaskan Governor let her views be known. And most of it made sense. Not all of course. This is Sarah Palin we’re talking about, so she had to go over the top at the “fringes”.

From her Facebook page,

“So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?”

I especially liked the reference to her own reputation for being something less than the class valedictorian. Ok, the pithy quip is not too surprising. She’s always been good with a zinger, but she didn’t stop there. Other analysis (who knew I’d ever be using the word analysis to describe something from Sarah Palin) included:

“President Obama wants to do what, exactly? Punish evil acts in the form of a telegraphed air strike on Syria to serve as a deterrent? If our invasion of Iraq wasn’t enough of a deterrent to stop evil men from using chemical weapons on their own people, why do we think this will be?”

“We have no clear mission in Syria…There’s no explanation of what vital American interests are at stake there today amidst yet another centuries-old internal struggle between violent radical Islamists and a murderous dictatorial regime, and we have no business getting involved anywhere without one.”

I need an aspirin. Agreeing with Sarah Palin makes me dizzy.

Of course, what Palin couldn’t do is stop at a well reasoned response. She had to throw in,

“LET ALLAH SORT IT OUT”

And she had to add the usual Obama bashing, accusing the President of acting in bad faith to “save face” rather than crediting anyone who disagreed with her with having a valid point of view. Oh well, it is Sarah Palin. Guess we know how she’d vote if she were ever elected to another half term where she had a vote.

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