Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Palin Doctrine

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The New York Sun notes that the Arab League Echoes Palin's Demarche on Libya:
The call by the Arab League for Western military intervention in an Arab state — in this case asking that a UN “no-fly zone” be imposed over Libya – is not only without precedent but it puts in formal terms what Governor Palin stated three weeks ago should have been America’s response to the political and humanitarian crisis now unfolding there.
The other day I criticized President Obama for "voting absent" while there's so much turmoil in the world. Today we see the ramifications of his waffling and silence on so many international issues: Sarah Palin scores a foreign policy coup during the administration of her 2008 opponent.

The one thing that leaders have to do is make decisions. Because Obama failed to do that with Libya, he created the opportunity for someone else to lead. He abdicated. Not intentionally, of course, but once international interests called for a "no-fly zone" we inevitably look back to see who led on that issue. We don't find President Obama. To his embarrassment, we find Sarah Palin.

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