Sarah Palin is making news for recently taking some jabs at President Obama’s new rule that the United States won’t retaliate to a non-nuclear attack with nuclear weapons.
"No administration in America's history would, I think, ever have considered such a step that we just found out President Obama is supporting today," she proclaimed. "It's kind of like getting out there on a playground, a bunch of kids, getting ready to fight, and one of the kids saying, 'Go ahead, punch me in the face, and I'm not going to retaliate. Go ahead and do what you want to with me.'"
The sage from Wasilla on Hannity’s show went on to say that with this policy “We are kind of dissing our friends” like Israel and that she missed the “moral clarity” of Ronald Reagan who “would look at our enemies and say, no, you lose, we win.” She even found a way to call the Obama doctrine a “slap on the face” to all past and present members of the US armed forces.
This is a wonderful reminder of how close we came to the health of John McCain being the only thing standing between Sarah Palin and control over the US nuke arsenal.
I’m also reminded of when Palin said that she wondered whether Obama would “play the war card” to get reelected, an idea that she revealed shot got from a Pat Buchanan article. Palin then went on that maybe the President would become a bigger supporter of Israel to help his poll ratings, which she wished he would do. In the video linked to above she equates the Obama “playing the war card” to “doing all that he can to secure our nation and our allies.” That’s certainly not what Buchanan meant by the phrase. Looking back on this, I have to ask myself does she even realize that he is anti-war and a constant critic of the US special relationship with the Jewish state? Or is her reading comprehension so poor that she saw an article with the phrase “playing the war card” on a conservative website like Human Events,had it go over her head and assumed that the author thought that making war for political reasons was a good thing?
The former Alaska governor’s ignorance seems only to be matched by her ego. This means that she’ll probably run for president and I wouldn’t count her out in the Republican primaries. If you think George W. Bush discredited conservatism, you haven’t seen anything yet.