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Real Warnings and Revelations on Obama’s “Phony” Scandal

by Whitney Pitcher

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On Thursday, CNN reported that nearly three dozen CIA agents were on the ground during the attacks at the Benghazi consulate on September 11, 2012. Additionally, the Obama administration is subjecting many of these individuals to very frequent polygraph tests (and changing Benghazi survivors’ names). These revelations beg two questions. One–why is the Obama administration subjecting agents to what Jake Tapper’s source is calling an “unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out” if this is simply a phony scandal? Of course, that is a rhetorical question. Second–why were so many CIA agents in Benghazi at the time?

On Thursday night, Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf indicated that the CIA was moving guns in Benghazi, per Breitbart News:

 “We’re getting calls from people who are close to people who were [in Benghazi at the time] that they were moving guns. So where are the guns?” asked Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), a sub-committee chairman of the Appropriations Committee. Wolf also wonders what Ambassador Chris Stevens was actually doing in Benghazi on that night. Stevens and three others were killed over the course of the attacks.

“Are they in a warehouse somewhere? Some people say they moved on to Turkey and then from Turkey to Syria,” Wolf told Breitbart News on Thursday. “Did they fall into the hands of some of the Jihadis?”

“Nobody knows, so I think there are so many questions from the failure to respond to where the guns went,” he stated.

Wolf is currently attempting to create a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attack by launching a discharge petition from committee. He needs 218 signatures to take the issue to a vote on the floor.

In January, Senator Rand Paul asked then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if guns were being run to Turkey from Libya, which she did not answer, but deferred to the CIA (see the 2:17 mark):

About that same time, the CIA denied that guns were being run from Libya through Turkey to Syria.

To look at this more completely, we must take a step back. It was an absolute failure of security to not have more protection at a consulate in an Islamist country on a date with such significance as September 11th, especially with the threats and violence that had already occurred in Libya in the previous months. Remember too that in August 2011, Gaddafi was overthrown. A dictator was defeated, and a country in a volatile region of the world was even more unstable. When that happened, Governor Palin warned (emphasis added):

Finally, we must make sure that terrorist groups don’t try to co-opt the revolution, as Al Qaeda is trying to do in Syria. We should continue to use our intelligence assets to monitor the situation in Libya to ensure that potentially dangerous weapons are secured, and that terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda don’t gain a foothold in Libya.

What ultimately has happened? Essentially the very thing Governor Palin warned against. While Governor Palin was likely referring to securing Gaddafi’s stockpiles of weapons, arms still ultimately transferred to dangerous hands.  Al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks on Benghazi consulate, and weapons were being run (and continue to be transferred through other countries), likely to Syria, to arm Al Qaeda linked rebels.

The President has often touted that bin Laden is dead and that al Qaeda is decimated.  He has cheered the death of Gaddafi. While these three things help rid the world of evil, only two of them are true. Al Qaeda seems to still be very much active. On Friday, the State Department issued worldwide travel warnings for the entire month of August because of al Qaeda threats. US Embassies are closed this Sunday (President Obama’s birthday) throughout the world including places like Iraq and Egypt.If a terror network was truly decimated, there would be no need to take caution over their threats.

It is phony reasoning to suggest that the death of two evil men means the death of an entire network of evil. It is phony leadership to not heed real warnings of the potential for evil and to intimidate those who were survivors of such evil by subjecting them to polygraph tests in an attempt to silence them.

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Sarah Palin: Secure America Now Launches Strong Video Indictment of Obama’s Foreign Policy

By Gary P Jackson

Earlier Sarah Palin posted a link to this absolutely devastating video from the group Securing America Now. It highlights what a complete failure Barack Obama is for the American people:

Watch the just-released video: “The Truth About Libya – Failed Foreign Policy

Launched as a joint Secure America Now and Right Change.com production with a nationwide saturation buy on Facebook, You Tube, and other social media, the video demonstrates that the 9-11 deaths of the American Ambassador and three other Americans in Libya — plus the Al-Qaeda flags flying over American embassies – are proof that President Obama’s foreign policy is in shambles.

Americans are less secure today, than when President Obama took office.

Please, watch this video, share it with your friends, and family, post it on face book and any other social networking sites you use. We must tell the truth about what happened in Libya.

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Planned Well In Advance, Video Evidence: Al Qaeda Behind Attacks in Libya, No Protests Beforehand

By Gary P Jackson

Catherine Herridge and Seth Jones report that attacks in Libya were planned well in advance and carried out by Al Qaeda. Of great importance is the report that there were no protesters before the attack. The Obama regime, aided by it’s media allies have been lying, claiming this was some sort of “organic” protest movement because of that stupid You Tube video. We’ve always known better, now we’ve got a little more proof:

Catherine Herridge and Seth Jones expose Obama and his Bootlickers’ Libyan lies.

Video courtesy SarahNet.

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Lapdog Media Protects Obama After Attacks in Libya and Egypt, Slams Palin and Romney Instead

By Stacy Drake

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Following the news of the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and the U.S. Consulate building in Libya, Governor Palin released a statement that sent some in the media into a tizzy. Most notably the seething Tommy Christopher over at Mediaite, who posted a piece titled (warning: he’s unhinged!) “Lying Sarah Palin Somehow Finds The Dick Humor In Libya Tragedy,” wrote:

As Republicans like Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich rush to politicize the violence in Egypt and Libya that has claimed five American lives so far, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has added an extra layer of awful human being by taking to her Facebook and Twitter accounts to crack wise about the violence, and to spread the same lies that Romney and Gingrich have.

First of all, what? Is that the kind of garbage Mediaite pays him to produce, or did Governor Palin hit a nerve in him so hard that he couldn’t possibly recover in time to form a coherent paragraph? Secondly, what lies is he talking about? He goes into that next, stating:

As we pointed out earlier, the statement by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was not a “response” to the violence that had already claimed one American life when Palin released her statement, it was made before any of the protests began.

He only points to one example, and considering the word “lies” is plural, Tommy lied. Beyond that, however, he isn’t even being forthright with the one instance he did note. At the time that Governor Palin posted her statement, the apology posted from the embassy in Cairo was the only “response” released to the public about the situation itself, not the violence that took the life of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya. But what does it matter when the State Department doubled-down on the apology the next day? As Joel B. Pollak noted over at Breitbart:

Clinton’s statements on the day’s events, released through the State Department’s website and Twitter feed, condemnin the strongest possible terms” an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya in Benghazi that left one American dead, but offer no condemnation of the attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

Instead, Clinton reiterates an apology issued earlier today by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo–now deleted–which said: “We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.”

The U.S. deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others,” Clinton said. “Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation,” she added.

So, how does Tommy Christopher justify calling it a lie when it was the official position of the Obama administration, before it wasn’t? He continues (emphasis):

But aside from being a liar, Palin proves herself to be a callous ghoul, leaping to stuff every unrelated political issue she can think of into her exploitation of tragic American death, and glibly cracking wise even as more Americans were yet to be killed in the unfolding situation, even throwing in a dick joke at the end, for good measure.

That was actually the opposite of a “dick” joke, but I wouldn’t expect Tommy Christopher to be an expert on the matter.

This is just more angry gibberish from Tommy, who then has the nerve to call Governor Palin a “callous ghoul” who is exploiting tragic death for political reasons. How rich is that after the entire episode from the leftist media who exploited the tragedy in Tuscon in an attempt to take out Governor Palin as a political threat to their leader?

Elspeth Reeve over at the Atlantic also defended Obama by lashing out at those who have pointed out his incompetence. Reeve listed Governor Palin in an article titled “Never Too Soon: Pundits Turn Murders in Libya into a Partisan Cudgel.” This one is really astounding considering Elspeth took a shot at the Governor after the massacre in Tuscon. I’m going to go ahead and assume that was for political purposes, and not to educate Americans on the many ways that their president can’t handle foreign policy.

It’s obvious from the behavior of many in the press that they feel obligated to come to Barack Obama’s defense during this ongoing crisis. It is election season after all, and their credibility is dependent on his success. They’ve been selling him to Americans for years and they aren’t going to stop now just because actual news is happening. The media these days is far more concerned with how information will affect polling data than they are about reporting the facts. Details, such as Obama ditching intelligence briefings for an entire week leading up to the anniversary of 9-11. Wynton Hall reported:

According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing–known as the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)–in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff…

The last time prior to the slayings that the White House calendar publicly confirms Mr. Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing was September 5th. (The White House did not provide an official public calendar for September 8-10.) Mr. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta at 5:00 p.m. yesterday.

According to a recent study by the Government Accountability Institute, Mr. Obama has only attended 43.8 percent of his Presidential Daily Briefs in the first 1,225 days of his Administration.

And Allahpundit asked:

Quick question for President Pitching Wedge if he’s not too busy with more important stuff: Did he have reason to know that jihadist groups have been threatening the consulate in Benghazi for months? International correspondents seem to have noticed:

The group suspected to be behind the assault — the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades — first surfaced in May, when it claimed responsibility for an attack on the International Red Cross office in Benghazi. The following month the group claimed responsibility for detonating an explosive device outside the U.S. Consulate, and later released a video of that attack

Benotman, who had earlier warned of the likelihood of renewed attacks against U.S. interest in Libya, said the Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades is a prime suspect in the Benghazi attack Tuesday. He believes it is likely the deadly attack was also linked to a video statement released by al-Zawahiri on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In the video, al-Zawahiri confirmed the death of al-Libi — a prominent member of the al Qaeda-linked group — adding: “His blood is calling, urging and inciting you to fight and kill the crusaders.”

The video released by the Brigades in June showed nighttime explosions around the consulate, interlaced with footage of Osama bin Laden and al-Zawahiri, along with images from the 9/11 attacks. At the time the Brigades claimed it had launched the attack in response to the first reports of al-Libi’s death in a drone strike in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

Notably, the Brigades said the June 5 attack was also timed to coincide with preparations for the arrival of a senior U.S. State Department official.

Go figure that a jihadist group that had targeted the consulate before might try something on 9/11, just as the leader of Al Qaeda was putting out a message eulogizing one of AQ’s Libyan capos. The signs were there; one of the [people killed] at the consulate apparently even saw Libyan “securitytaking photos of the compound beforehand. What did the State Department do to prepare? Why are Marines only being sent now, after the fact, to beef up security? Why was there no evacuation plan in place?

John Nolte also reported that there were no Marines guarding the U. S. consulate in Benghazi, and Guy Benson noted:

There are also clues emerging that US intelligence officials knew about threats of embassy violence in advance. These puzzle pieces raise a number of unpleasant questions: (1) How on earth was our consulate and staff so poorly protected? (2) How badly compromised are our operations in Libya — and possibly elsewhere — if even our worst-case-scenario “safe houses” aren’t safe? (3) If this was in fact a long-planned raid, did our intelligence community miss it, or was our response delayed and/or botched? (4) Why did our State Department decide to keep our diplomats on the ground after numerous “warning signs” of increasing aggression prompted the British to pull their team out of Benghazi? (If you click through to that article, be prepared to read a Libyan official blaming the victims). (5) How were we caught flat-footed by violence on the obvious and symbolic date of September 11?

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Meanwhile, the wildfire is spreading to other Middle Eastern nations, and our Afghan “ally” Hamid Karzai is using the flap to incite his populous against the United States. This is a full-fledged foreign policy and national security crisis. The President of the United States and the State Department should be answering some of the tough questions I outlined above. (Also: Did Barack Obama skip important intelligence briefings in the lead-up to these outrages? How is it remotely appropriate for him to attend his planned Las Vegas political fundraiser tonight in the midst of a sweeping international crisis?) They should also be pressed to explain the US embassy in Cairo’s craven and disgraceful statements apologizing for the free speech “abuses” of the Egyptian ex-pats who dared to offend the sensibilities of Muslims. Free speech can be ill-advised, and the US government can disavow certain messages, but attempting to placate the barbarians by diminishing and critiquing basic Constitutional rights is unforgivable. Byron York has a helpful column charting the administration’s weak, then increasingly robust, condemnations of the attacks over the last 24 hours.

Which brings me to the second element of why today has been so upsetting. In the face of swirling, ongoing world events and horrific murders, the American press is positively obsessed with Mitt Romney’s reaction to the initial Cairo protests. Remember, Egyptian extremists breached our embassy and pulled down our flag, replacing it with what appeared to be an Al Qaeda flag of some sort. Our embassy there issued two statements, each of which focused on scolding the people whose free speech “provoked” the riots, rather than rejecting the rioters.

There was nothing wrong with what Governor Palin wrote in her statement, nor was there anything wrong with what Mitt Romney released. The media can try to deflect attention away from Barack’s stumbling by telling Americans that both were in the wrong for speaking out, but that is nothing more than spin and cover. The evidence that Barack Obama is completely out of his league is stacking up, and we aren’t blind.

Tensions are high in the Muslim world, and Americans who were serving their country are now dead. The “Arab Spring” that Obama touted many moons ago has produced a place where Al Qaeda can operate against our interests and our people while this president spends his time raising money in Vegas and going on trashy late night television shows. His former Libyan allies, these so-called “freedom fighters,” handed our Ambassador over to our enemies, who are certainly no lovers of freedom. Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster, and no amount of help from his friends in the press will change that fact.

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Governor Palin: Apparently President Obama Can’t See Egypt and Libya from His House

By Stacy Drake

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It was widely reported Tuesday that large groups of Islamic extremists stormed both the U.S. Embassies in Egypt and Libya, killing one U.S. State Department officer. Governor Palin weighed in via Facebook:

Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs.

In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner. In Benghazi, the armed gunmen set fire to our consulate and killed an American staff member.

The Islamic radicals claim that these attacks are in protest to some film criticizing Islam. In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no problem hurting the “religious feelings” of Catholics.)

But where is the president’s statement about this? These countries represent his much touted “Arab Spring.” How’s that Arab Spring working out for us now? Have we received an apology yet from our “friends” in the Muslim Brotherhood for the assault on our embassy?

It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists. I realize there must be a lot on his mind these days – what with our economy’s abysmal jobless numbers and Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. And, of course, he has a busy schedule – with all those rounds of golf, softball interviews with the “Pimp with the Limp,” and fundraising dinners with his corporate cronies.

But our nation’s security should be of utmost importance to our Commander-in-chief. America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

~ Sarah Palin

Update: Flashback to February of 2011, Governor Palin warned about this. Also, in May of that same year, speaking with Greta Van Susteren during the “One Nation” bus tour.

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Sarah Palin Talks Libya, Tax Policy and Crony Capitalism

By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Palin had a lively discussion with Sean Hannity on Thursday night. She reminded us that she warned the Obama regime on numerous occasions about Libya, and still has grave concerns over the sort of government that will emerge.

Sean asks Sarah about Herman Cain’s tax plan, and she offers up her thoughts on how she would make some adjustments.

Sarah also talks about the tax plan that Rick Perry is now embracing the flat tax plan Steve Forbes wrote back in the 1990s. Deliciously, Sarah seems to be making sure that viewers know that the plan comes from Steve Forbes, not Perry. She even talks about going into her garage and digging out Forbes’ 1999 book on the subject. It’s a plan worth learning more about.

A bit of trivia, Sarah was the Alaska co-chair for Steve Forbes’ 2000 presidential campaign.

Over all a lively interview which also reminds us just how lacking the GOP field is, now that she’s decided not to run.

Video courtesy SarahNet

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Sarah Palin’s Libyan Statement Shows Leadership and Common Sense

By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Palin has released a strong, common sense statement on the Libyan revolution. Measured and concise, she shows once again the sort of leadership America needs. Recently both Caroline Glick and Walter Russell Mead have spoken of the Jacksonian/Reaganesque sort of foreign policy that needs to make a return to the U.S. Both have mentioned Sarah Palin as the sort who can bring this about, with Mead going so far asking if Governor Palin is our foreign policy “messiah.”

Anyone who has kept up with Sarah’s many op-eds and Facebook notes knows she’s been very consistent about these sort of things. Cautious and reluctant to put American lives on the line in an effort to “spread democracy,” which amounts to nation building, costs America blood and treasure, and rarely ends well.

Here she cautions the Obama regime, and others, not to get too excited about all of the latest developments in Libya. Instead she warns of the real possibility of a new government with direct ties to al Qaeda. She also points out we do have ways of supporting those who want a western style of democracy, and should do what we can to make sure they are victorious in this struggle, through diplomatic means.

From Sarah:

We join the Libyan people in gratefulness as we hear of Col. Gaddafi’s defeat. The fall of a tyrant and sponsor of terrorism is a great day for freedom-loving people around the world. But the path to democracy in Libya is not complete, and we must make wise choices to ensure that our national interests are protected.

First, the White House needs to avoid triumphalism. Gaddafi may be gone, but the fighting may not be complete. As we’ve seen in Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, we must not celebrate too quickly. There are now mounting concerns that we will see tribal and sectarian fighting in Libya like we saw in Iraq. Let’s hope that is not the case, but it must be prepared for.

Second, we must be very concerned about the future government that will emerge to take Gaddafi’s place. History teaches that those with the guns usually prevail when a coalition overthrows a tyrant. We must remember that military power ultimately resides with the rebel commanders. This should be a source of some concern. The armed opposition to Gaddafi is an outgrowth of a group called Islamic Libya Fighting Group, and some rebel commanders admit that they have Al Qaeda links. The rebel fighters are from different tribes, and they have a variety of political views. Some are Islamists, some appear to favor some sort of western democracy. We should work through diplomatic means to help those who want democracy to come out on top.

That said, we should not commit U.S. troops or military assets to serve as peacekeepers or perform humanitarian missions or nation-building in Libya. Our military is already over-committed and strained, and a vaguely designed mission can be the first step toward a quagmire. The internal situation does not seem stable enough for U.S. forces to operate in a purely humanitarian manner without the possibility of coming under attack. Troop deployment to Libya would mean placing America’s finest in a potentially hostile zone that is not in our vital national security interest.

Finally, we must make sure that terrorist groups don’t try to co-opt the revolution, as Al Qaeda is trying to do in Syria. We should continue to use our intelligence assets to monitor the situation in Libya to ensure that potentially dangerous weapons are secured, and that terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda don’t gain a foothold in Libya.

People of Libya, be vigilant. May this opportunity be used to build a free and peaceful country.

~ Sarah Palin

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Muslim Republicans: Sarah Palin Seems To Be One Of The Only Republicans To Have Gotten It Right On Egypt

The Egypt situation sounds complicated and troubling, but it isn’t. There is no doubt that this will change the Middle East forever. History is unfolding before our very own eyes. We need to realize this and seize the moment and momentum.

The only conservatives making any sense on Egypt are Sarah Palin and Paul Wolfowitz. No one else sounds even remotely credible.

By Gary P Jackson

This is an interesting bit of opinion I ran across from the Muslim world. It seems those who actually want a stable Egypt, and a broader stability in the Middle East, are looking to Sarah Palin as the one who “gets it.” In March we reported polling that showed Americans thought Sarah Palin was the strongest of all presidential contenders when it comes to national security.

She has been outspoken against the President’s foreign policy, and his tendencies to embrace our enemies and snub our fiends. She has said Obama was “on the wrong side of history” in his dealings. Sarah recently hammered Obama for borrowing money only to give it to Egypt, a nation in turmoil.

Here’s more of what the Muslim Republicans have to say about Sarah Palin:

We will end with Sarah Palin. Surprisingly, one of the few conservatives that is displaying courage, independent thought (sometimes too independent), and visionary leadership.

Sarah Palin seems to be one of the only Republicans to have gotten it right. Palin said on Fox News:

It is important that we root for people who are truly seeking democracy and freedoms.”

Over 30 years of standing by Mubarak’s side and he essentially standing with America on a lot of our interests it makes sense that we have a reciprocal relationship but no it is not moral or ethical. We are watching Mubarak and realizing the billions of dollars that have been spent, he’s become rich, a lot of the dictatorship has personally benefited. So where do those funds end up? We need to pull back on those countries where the money isn’t doing any good.

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Sarah has said more on Egypt, Libya, and the foreign policy as a whole here, here, here, and here.

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Confident Sarah Palin Continues To Pound Barack Obama “On The Record”

By Gary P Jackson

On the heels of her beat down via Facebook, on Tuesday morning, Sarah Palin went On The Record with Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday night, where she continued to whip Obama like a rented mule.

Right out of the gate Greta highlighted one of Sarah’s comments from the earlier Facebook post:

It’s unbelievable to me that you spent last week in campaign mode, gallivanting around the country to start raising the billion dollars for your reelection bid that is still 19 months away “while Rome burns.” Our economy is in the tank; jobs are as scarce as ever; you’re asking Congress to let you incur even more unsustainable, immoral, freedom-stealing government debt; and many of our brave men and women in uniform are shaking their heads in disbelief over your befuddled military directions.

Yet instead of working with Congress and a wise multitude of advisers to fix some problems, you choose all this campaigning, already? As was recently asked: When do you ever just “roll up your sleeves, unplug the teleprompter” and do the job of governing and administrating for which voters hired you?

After hammering Obama for being in campaign mode, and trying to raise $1 billion for an election that is [gulp] 19 months away, instead of focusing on the nation’s challenges, she starts in on high gasoline prices, Libya [and Obama’s incoherent foreign policy in general] and more.

Sarah reminds us we can’t afford to have the nation’s Commander-in-Chief, our CEO, in campaign mode while “Rome burns“!

Sarah goes on to say it’s almost like Obama can’t be bothered by all of these issues of the day because he’s too busy either running for re-election, playing golf, or going on holiday!

She goes on to say, if that’s the case, the best thing is for government to just get out of the way! Stop with the insane regulations, quantitative easing [printing money, monetizing the debt], coming up with more “stimulus plans” and other nonsense, and just let private businesses and the free market do it’s thing!

Sarah bluntly states nothing is going to change until Obama is out of office.

This is a wonderful interview. Sarah Palin is proving she is a confident stateswoman, and very much at ease talking about issues and policy. This folks, is what a leader looks and sounds like. I know it’s been a while since most have seen or heard one, which is why I point this out.

There is also a twinkle in Sarah’s eyes. She’s a warrior, but a happy one. She reminds me so much of the great Ronald Reagan. He was one tough hombre, but he was always happy and optimistic as well.

Sarah comes off the exact same way. Both in this interview, as well as her Facebook smack-down. She’s tough, but not mean, and uses a fair bit of sarcasm and wit to go along with the beating she’s giving Obama.

The entire interview is powerful, insightful, and even a bit of fun.

At one point she off-handedly mentions Bill Ayers and the fact that he “allegedly” wrote Obama’s first book. She did this as she was taking a shot at Trump and others who were wasting time on nonsensical issues, while REAL issues were being ignored.

She points out the media is loving these distractions, as is the Obama regime.

As we have noted before, the “birther” issue helps Obama more than it hurts him.  What she’s saying is: Now that Trump has everyone’s attention, he needs to be talking about substantive issues, something he is not doing.

This all gets back to what she told Sean Hannity last week, when she said it was way too early for her, or anyone else to be running for President. Too many more important issues to be focused on, rather than wasting time gearing up for 2012 and an election that is still almost 2 years away.

Leadership vs politics.

Sarah also gets a nice little shot in at Katie Couric at the end of the interview. Dee-licious!

Enjoy.

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Sarah Palin Rips Obama On Libya, Foreign Policy As A Whole

I know, I know, granted you will be even busier very soon. After all, golf season kicks into high gear shortly. NBA and NHL brackets await. Summer vacations and that all-consuming campaign whistle stop tour will no doubt slam you. But I would ask, while the rest of us are also busy working, saving, planning ahead, fighting to protect our Constitution, and trying to keep up with where and why you’re spending our Department of Defense funds – I’d ask that you find time to tell Americans the truth about the state of our union and what you are doing to find solutions to our challenges. Please start with explaining Libya.

~ Sarah Palin

By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Palin released what can only be described as a masterful beat-down of Barack Obama today. She pulls no punches as she talks about our leaderless nation. She tears into Obama for wasting blood and treasure in Libya, with no clear mission for our troops.

America Deserves Libya Explanation

Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, “Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter.” But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the order or your statements. Between you and your advisers the public has been given so many conflicting statements on why we’re intervening in Libya that I apologize if I can’t keep up with the timing and rationale of your murky foreign policy positions.)

At this point, to avoid further mission creep and involvement in a third war – one we certainly can’t afford – you need to step up and justify our Libyan involvement, or Americans are going to demand you pull out. Simply put, what are we doing there? You’ve put us in a strategic no man’s land. If Gaddafi’s got to go, then tell NATO our continued participation hinges on this: We strike hard and Gaddafi will be gone. If, as you and your spokesmen suggest, we’re not to tell Libya what to do when it comes to that country’s leadership, and if you can’t explain to Americans why we’re willing to protect Libyan resources and civilians but not Syria’s, Yemen’s, Bahrain’s, Egypt’s, Israel’s, etc., then there is no justification for U.S. human and fiscal resources to be spent.

I would also ask you to better explain your thinking on Libya. We can’t afford any actions that don’t take care of crucial U.S. needs and meet our own interests at this point. You are the Commander in Chief, so please explain what you believe is our “interest” there and not elsewhere.

Mr. President, your hesitation and vacillation in the Middle East breed uncertainty. It’s symptomatic of the puzzling way you govern. See, uncertainty is one of the factors over which you have control, and I would think you’d want to eliminate that additional element that helps breed problems like higher oil prices. Higher oil means exorbitant gas prices weighing down our economy. Consistency and strength – and greater domestic energy production – will help fix higher gas prices and help heal the economy. But only with leadership. These sorts of problems don’t fix themselves.

It’s unbelievable to me that you spent last week in campaign mode, gallivanting around the country to start raising the billion dollars for your reelection bid that is still 19 months away “while Rome burns.” Our economy is in the tank; jobs are as scarce as ever; you’re asking Congress to let you incur even more unsustainable, immoral, freedom-stealing government debt; and many of our brave men and women in uniform are shaking their heads in disbelief over your befuddled military directions. Yet instead of working with Congress and a wise multitude of advisers to fix some problems, you choose all this campaigning, already? As was recently asked: When do you ever just “roll up your sleeves, unplug the teleprompter” and do the job of governing and administrating for which voters hired you?

I know, I know, granted you will be even busier very soon. After all, golf season kicks into high gear shortly. NBA and NHL brackets await. Summer vacations and that all-consuming campaign whistle stop tour will no doubt slam you. But I would ask, while the rest of us are also busy working, saving, planning ahead, fighting to protect our Constitution, and trying to keep up with where and why you’re spending our Department of Defense funds – I’d ask that you find time to tell Americans the truth about the state of our union and what you are doing to find solutions to our challenges. Please start with explaining Libya.

~ Sarah Palin

This is what a leader sounds like. While reality show “stars” run around looking for the President’s birth certificate, former Massachusetts Governors are explaining away their latest gaffe, and former Speakers of the House are trying to explain why they took hundreds of thousands of dollars from ethanol lobby [again] Sarah Palin is focused on what matters.

This is why Sarah has stated it is way too early to start politicin’ for the 2012 presidential race. We have serious issues right now that must be taken care of. President Obama has us on a road to ruin. America is in bad shape. Our debt to GDP ratio is basically 1:1, a recipe for disaster. Gas prices are through the roof, never mind the United States has the largest fossil fuel reserve on earth. Obama has us in three wars, with absolutely no direction. And that’s just a few of the big things that are going wrong.

It’s bad enough that our nation’s Commander-in-Chief is more interested in playing golf, enjoying lavish vacations, and of course, running for re-election, why is it all of the Republican presidential wannabees are just as bad? Seriously, the GOP hopefuls are so busy playing politics they have no time for the fight in front of them.

Maybe I’m expecting too much. It’s not like any of these Republican show ponies have been out there fighting Obama before!

We need leaders, not candidates. America is in big trouble, and just this once you’d think the usual suspects would put their own political futures on hold, and join in the fight to save her.

As you can tell, I am sick of politics as usual, and sick of the insanity surrounding it. America deserves a no nonsense leader who has her eye on the ball, and not worried about the politics of it all. America deserves someone who actually understands how to lead.

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