Sarah Palin on Syria: ‘Let Allah Sort It Out’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin scoffed at President Barack Obama’s decision to begin arming the Syrian rebels, saying that until the U.S. has a commander in chief that knows what they’re doing, “let Allah sort it out.”

Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Washington. (AP)

“Militarily, where is our commander in chief?” Palin asked conservatives at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference Saturday. “We’re talking now more new interventions. I say, until we know what we’re doing, until we have a commander in chief who knows what he’s doing, well, chief, in these radical Islamic countries who aren’t even respecting basic human rights, where both sides are slaughtering each other as they scream over an arbitrary red line, ‘Allah Akbar,’ I say until we have someone who knows what they’re doing, I say, let Allah sort it out.”

It’s a sign of just how far Palin has diverged from her 2008 Republican presidential running mate Sen. John McCain, who has been one of the chief proponents of providing assistance to the rebels.