Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin issued a fiery statement on Facebook Friday saying she opposes any military action taken against Syria while President Obama is commander-in-chief.
“[I]f we are dangerously uncertain of the outcome and are led into war by a Commander-in-chief who can’t recognize that this conflict is pitting Islamic extremists against an authoritarian regime with both sides shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ at each other, then let Allah sort it out,” Palin said.
Sarcastically referring to Obama as a “Nobel Peace Prize winning president,” the conservative firebrand said he “needs to seek Congressional approval before taking us to war.”
“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?” she asked. “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?”
She continued, “We didn’t intervene when over 100,000 Syrians were tragically slaughtered by various means, but we’ll now intervene to avenge the tragic deaths of over 1,000 Syrians killed by chemical weapons, though according to the White House we’re not actually planning to take out the chemical weapons because doing so would require ‘too much of a commitment.’”
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