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Should Sarah Palin Call Out John McCain On Syria? The Tale of Two Rinos (Updated with a New Poll)

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What are we going to do with John McCain who is helping Obama “save-face” by supporting his phony war on Syria? It is clear Americans do not want to get involved. Like Sarah Palin says, “Mr. President, please give America justification before you spend blood and treasure to intervene.”

Sarah Palin and John McCain don’t have much in common, except being on the same ticket in 2008. They don’t agree on much politically, especially Syria. The Governor does what the Senator is supposed to do, but that is as far as it goes.

John McCain’s transgressions seem to be getting worse by the day, almost out of control.  It has raised questions in some voters’ minds: Should Sarah Palin call him out? She made an example of Marco Rubio when he was caught lying about Amnesty. John McCain is just as sneaky and deceptive as Rubio, only more seasoned at it.  He is not well-liked by most people I know, so it would not be an unpopular move.  In fact, almost everyone I know voted for John McCain in 2008 because of Sarah Palin, not him, and resent him for everything else he has done except that.

To say he has been acting very strangely lately, is to put in mildly. John McCain‘s comportment is questionable at best, and even traitorous, but Sarah Palin should not be held responsible for his actions.  She owes him nothing. She has more than repaid him generously with support over the last five years, and should not be put in the position to either defend or call him out. It is Senator McCain who owes us answers. He has strayed too far this time, and something should be done.  Senator McCain is in a powerful position, not just subjugating our interests to our enemies, but needlessly spending our blood and treasure, like Sarah points out, to do so.

Arizonans need to act. What the South Carolina GOP did to Lindsey Graham could be a start.

Who is John McCain?

If John McCain has ties to Obama and the brotherhood we should know about it. If he has had ties to Syria, we should know about it.  What else do we really not know about him? He has covered for Hillary, pushed Gun Control, fought against Tea Party members against a debt ceiling, and for not only Comprehensive Immigration Reform, but pressuring House Representatives to do the same.

Hopefully this clip will raise some eyebrows, help generate questions and motivate us to demand answers from this long-time RINO and controversial Senator, John McCain.  Ketchup anyone?heinz-ketchup-dress-costume

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Leadership Flashback: The Palin Doctrine-Governor Sarah Palin’s Five Requirements for Military Action

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By Gary P Jackson

Last week Governor Sarah Palin laid out her powerful case for NOT getting involved in the Syrian conflict. As you can imagine, it generated quite a stir.

In reporting on Governor Palin’s position, I reminded readers about Sarah Palin’s real world experience as Commander-in-Chief in Alaska, a serious position, that saw the Governor receive regular high level national security briefings, and gave her Shared Strategic Command of the 49th Missile Battalion, the United States’ first line of defense from ballistic missile attacks.

I also was reminded of something foreign policy author Carolyn Glick wrote back in August of 2011, just as the 2012 presidential election season was starting to get hot and heavy. Glick wrote in the Jerusalem Post that the United States, and the world, needed Sarah Palin’s brand of common sense foreign policy vs the neo-con’s adventurism and interventionism [like John McCain, Rick Perry, etc] or libertarian’s notion of isolationism.[like Ron Paul and his ilk]

I noted Glick’s article, and also included a link to one of ours that reported on a speech Governor Palin gave in Colorado, at Colorado Christian University (CCU) on May 2, 2011. The occasion of that speech was a huge national rally honoring our brave troops. At this speech, Governor Palin laid out what has come to be known as the Palin Doctrine, a serious, common sense policy that she, if President, would look to, when considering the use of military force around the world.

In looking at this, it’s essential to remember, that not only was Governor Palin exposed to top level national security information, and had to, at the very least, have thought about what would happen if America was attacked on her watch, but also that her eldest son, Track, served several tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan in a front line Stryker Brigade. That makes things very personal for her.

Here is essentially what Governor Palin laid out as her five requirements before going to war, as excerpted from her speech: [emphasis mine]

There’s a lesson here then for the effective use of force, as opposed to sending our troops on missions that are ill-defined. And it can be argued that our involvement elsewhere, say in Libya, is an example of a lack of clarity.

See, these are deadly serious questions that we must ask ourselves when we contemplate sending Americans into harm’s way. Our men and women in uniform deserve a clear understanding of U.S. positions on such a crucial decision.

I believe our criteria before we send our young men and women—America’s finest—into harm’s way should be spelled out clearly when it comes to the use of our military force. I can tell you what I believe that criteria should be in five points.

First, we should only commit our forces when clear and vital American interests are at stake. Period.

Second, if we have to fight, we fight to win. To do that, we use overwhelming force. We only send our troops into war with the objective to defeat the enemy as quickly as possible. We do not stretch out our military with open-ended and ill-defined missions. Nation building is a nice idea in theory, but it is not the main purpose of our armed forces. We use our military to win wars.

And third, we must have clearly defined goals and objectives before sending troops into harm’s way. If you can’t explain the mission to the American people clearly and concisely, then our sons and daughters should not be sent into battle. Period.

Fourth, American soldiers must never be put under foreign command. We will fight side by side with our allies, but American soldiers must remain under the care and the command of American officers.

Fifth, sending in our armed forces should be the last resort. We don’t go looking for dragons to slay. However, we will encourage the forces of freedom around the world who are sincerely fighting for the empowerment of the individual. When it makes sense, when it’s appropriate, we will provide them with material support to help them win their own freedom.

We are not indifferent to the cause of human rights or the desire for freedom. We are always on the side of both. But we can’t fight every war. We can’t undo every injustice around the world. But with strength and clarity in those five points, we’ll make for a safer, more prosperous, more peaceful world because as the U.S. leads by example, as we support freedom across the globe, we’re going to prove that free and healthy countries don’t wage war on other free and healthy countries. The stronger we are, the stronger and more peaceful the world will be under our example.

Powerful words of an experienced, reasoned leader.

We also included video with our article, recorded from that event’s live feed. SarahPac has a better quality video for you to view, and remember what actual common sense leadership looks like:

As we think about all of this, and our out of control government considers action in Syria, one must never forget, those “rebels” President Obama and war hungry politicians and pundits are excited to “help” are al Qaeda affiliates, sworn enemies of United States, and the entire Free World.

As a nation, we have no reasons for being involved in Syria.

We have no interests at stake.

We’re definitely not fighting to win, or even make a significant difference.

We have no clear goals or objectives, whatsoever.

At a time we hear democrats bitching about “sequestration” and how the lack of money is hurting the nation. At a time we aren’t even feeding hot meals to our loyal and brave troops in Afghanistan. At a time we have more pressing issues that involve the citizens of our nation.

At this time, why exactly are Obama and members of both corrupt political parties so eager to side with al Qaeda and waste American blood and treasure in a war that has no good guys?

This, is insane.

It ruffled some feathers, but Government Palin may have said it best, let Allah sort it all out!

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Report: Just Passed Senate Resolution DOES Allow for Boots on The Ground

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By Gary P Jackson

The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee just passed a resolution granting President the use of force against Syria. As By Stephen Dinan and David Sherfinski at the Washington Times is now reporting, this resolution is far more open-ended than is being reported, and is misrepresent of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, that led America down a dangerous path, and into the Vietnam War.

The resolution drafted by Sens. Robert Menendez and Bob Corker, the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, grants Mr. Obama power “to use the armed forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in a limited and tailored manner against legitimate military targets in Syria” — but only in relation to that nation’s weapons of mass destruction.

The resolution puts a 60-day limit on Mr. Obama’s ability to conduct strikes, while allowing him one 30-day extension of that authority.

Our negotiations have led to a much narrower authorization that provides for the appropriate use of force while limiting the scope and duration of military action, prohibiting boots on the ground, and requiring the Obama administration to submit their broader plan for Syria,” Mr. Corker said in a statement late Tuesday.

The committee was slated to meet at 11:30 Wednesday to amend and vote on the resolution, but it was delayed until 2 p.m., giving all sides more time to work on the measure.

What could possibly be the meaning of ‘limited and tailored?I doubt if I’ve ever seen the word ‘tailored’ in a bill,” said Mr. Fisher, a veteran of four decades of studying legislation. “Even if the ‘intent’ of Congress is a limited war, war has its own momentum.

Mr. Fisher pointed to the 1964 resolution that authorized a limited response to the Gulf of Tonkin, but that ended up being the start of an escalation of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war. Mr. Fisher said he wasn’t drawing a comparison, but said it was instructive to look at what Congress thought it was authorizing and what eventually developed.

Read more here.

This is a disaster. Of course, even if we just send in missiles, we’ll have to send in “boots-on-the-ground” to make sure what we are bombing.

We have no clear goals in this battle, and absolutely none of our elected officials seem to grasp the fact, that while Assad is a murderous thug, his opposition is AL QADEA, America’s sworn enemies, and the enemies of all of mankind. We will be, in effect, joining forces with AL QAEDA, against Assad.

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Costume Change! After Punting on Syria, Obama and Biden Are off to the Golf Course!

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By Gary P Jackson

Priorities man, priorities.

From ABC News’ Steve Portnoy:

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Now you know why King Putt Obama bothered to drag Idiot Joe Biden to the Syria press conference with him!

It is a nice gesture though, since Biden turned down Obama’s last request to go golfing with him!

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House GOP Leadership Statement On Syria: Will Take Up Question After Recess [Sept 9th]

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By Gary P Jackson

A short, to the point statement from the House GOP leadership:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today issued the following joint statement:

Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress. We are glad the president is seeking authorization for any military action in Syria in response to serious, substantive questions being raised. In consultation with the president, we expect the House to consider a measure the week of September 9th. This provides the president time to make his case to Congress and the American people.

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Breaking: President Obama to Seek Congressional Approval for Actions Against Syria

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By Gary P Jackson

In a sudden shift Saturday afternoon, President Obama announced he would seek Congresional approval before ordering military action against Syria, after Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against the Syria people.

From the Washington Post:

President Obama said Saturday that the United States has decided to use military force against Syria, saying last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack there was “an attack on human dignity,” but that he has decided to seek congressional authorization for such a strike.

The announcement appeared to put off an imminent cruise missile attack on Syria and opens the door to what will almost certainly be a contentious and protracted debate.

Obama’s remarks came as senior administration officials were making a fresh round of calls to congressional leaders on Saturday in an effort to bolster support for a potential military strike on Syria, officials said.

Many are against getting involved in the Syrian conflict, as both sides are anti-America, and the rebels fighting Assad have strong ties to al Qaeda. Also the Obama regime has laid out no clear goals, no clear plan of action.

One must also conclude that with British Prime Minister David Cameron losing his attempt join in Obama’s folly, and only the French expressing interesting in a coalition, as well as Obama’s own caterwauling over the Iraq war, [which DID have Congressional approval] that seeking Congress’ approval now is the only way for Obama to save face and not look like the flaming hypocrite that he is.

Ironically, Saddam Hussein slaughtered over ONE MILLION Iraqi citizens, including the Kurds, … with chemical weapons …, and yet Obama, and the entire left wing of the democrat party STILL scream about “Bush’s war” and how wrong it was for America to invade Iraq, and take Saddam out.

And yet, not a single peep out of the Code Pink fascists, or any other radical anti-American democrat group over Obama wanting to get into Syria, with roughly 1,000 deaths due to the chemical attacks.

Also, unlike Syria, Iraq was, at the time, the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Saddam offered the families of suicide bombers $25,000 for every bomb set off in Israel. We’ve see an almost complete lack of suicide bomb attacks in Israel since the Iraqi dictator was captured.

As for myself, I see no clear reason to get involved in this war. Both sides of the fight are our enemies, and unless the goal is to go in there and wipe em all out and start over, giving the Syrian people true Liberty and Freedom, it makes no sense. Even if Assad’s tyrannical government is toppled, we know the Muslim Brotherhood [al Qaeda] will likely fill the vacuum created, and we’ll have another disaster, as we have in Egypt.

I feel for the Syrian people. They live in a country that has been run by a brutal dictator for years. If the other side wins, they will STILL live under a brutal dictatorship. Just a different name on the door! That is the greatest tragedy of the whole affair, and something neither Obama, or those supporting his actions, care to address.

Thankfully, only a handful in Congress are excited about getting involved in this mess.

Either Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid [D-NV] or Speaker of the House John Beohner [R-OH] could call Congress back into session, but they are not scheduled to return until the 9th of September.

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Governor Sarah Palin Lays Out Her Powerful Case AGAINST Attacking Syria

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So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?” – Sarah Palin

By Gary P Jackson

On June 15, Governor Sarah Palin said: “Let Allah Sort it Out” Friday night on Facebook she detailed why she is AGAINST bombing Syria

Governor Palin rips President Obama a new one regarding his plans to attack Syria. A disastrous plan, that has absolutely no support from other nations around the world, and little support here at home.

This isn’t the first time Governor Palin has been critical of the Obama regime’s foreign policy. In April of 2011 she warned Obama about getting involved in Libya, and again in October of that year, all of this before Obama and Hillary Clinton’s bungling led to the slaughter of four brave Americans in Bengazi.

Governor Palin asks Obama if he hasn’t learned that WAGs [wild ass guesses] don’t work in war!

From Facebook: [emphasis mine]

LET ALLAH SORT IT OUT

So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?” – Sarah Palin

* President Obama wants America involved in Syria’s civil war pitting the antagonistic Assad regime against equally antagonistic Al Qaeda affiliated rebels. But he’s not quite sure which side is doing what, what the ultimate end game is, or even whose side we should be on. Haven’t we learned? WAGs don’t work in war.

* 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.”

* 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? 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?

* The world sympathizes with the plight of civilians tragically caught in the crossfire of this internal conflict. But President Obama’s advertised war plan (which has given Assad enough of a heads-up that he’s reportedly already placing human shields at targeted sites) isn’t about protecting civilians, and it’s not been explained how lobbing U.S. missiles at Syria will help Syrian civilians. Do we really think our actions help either side or stop them from hurting more civilians?

* We have no clear mission in Syria. There’s no explanation of what vital American interests are at stake there today amidst yet another centuries-old internal struggle between violent radical Islamists and a murderous dictatorial regime, and we have no business getting involved anywhere without one. And where’s the legal consent of the people’s representatives? Our allies in Britain have already spoken. They just said no. The American people overwhelmingly agree, and the wisdom of the people must be heeded.

* Our Nobel Peace Prize winning President needs to seek Congressional approval before taking us to war. It’s nonsense to argue that, “Well, Bush did it.” Bull. President Bush received support from both Congress and a coalition of our allies for “his wars,” ironically the same wars Obama says he vehemently opposed because of lack of proof of America’s vital interests being at stake.

* Bottom line is that this is about President Obama saving political face because of his “red line” promise regarding chemical weapons.

* As I said before, if 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.

Just a little reminder for new readers: As Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin received regular high level national security briefings, and as Commander-in-Chief of Alaska’s National Guard, the only Guard in the country that is permanently deployed, shared strategic command of the 49th Missile Battalion, America’s first line of defense from nuclear attack.

A little something from RealClearPolitics’ Donald Douglas circa 2008:

John McCain’s selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as vice-presidential running mate is proving more shrewd by the hour. As Blackfive points out, Governor Palin, as Alaska’s chief executive, has shared strategic command of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard:

One area of Sarah Palin’s background that may help her is Alaska’s unique role in our national security and homeland defense. Several folks have have mentioned this but Tom W. was specific and his info jibes with the record.

Alaska is the first line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system. The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. It’s on permanent active duty, unlike other Guard units.

As governor of Alaska, Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism. Her exposure to classified material may rival even Biden’s.

She’s also the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security’s counterterrorism plans.

Palin is privy to military and intelligence secrets that are vital to the entire country’s defense. Given Alaska’s proximity to Russia, she may have security clearances we don’t even know about.

According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain in February, but nobody ever found out. This is a woman used to keeping secrets.

She can be entrusted with our national security, because she already is.

Governor Sarah Palin being saluted by sailors aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser:

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There’s a reason why we trust Governor Palin on national security issues. She has a proven track record.

More of Governor Palin’s experience as Commander-in-Chief here.

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Governor Sarah Palin: Mr. President, Please Give America Justification Before You Spend Blood and Treasure

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By Sarah Palin

Mr. President, please give America justification before you spend blood and treasure to intervene. Start with: who are you rooting for in this?

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