Sarah Palin has taken to her Facebook page to once again armchair quarterback the duties of the Oval Office.
This time, Palin was commenting on President Obama’s speech announcing America’s plans to engage ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
“War is hell. So go big or go home, Mr. President,” she wrote. “Big means bold, confident, wise assurance from a trustworthy Commander-in-Chief that it shall all be worth it. Charge in, strike hard, get out. Win.”
Palin laid the rise of ISIS in Iraq squarely at Obama’s feet, claiming that he caused this situation by announcing his plans to leave, allowing them to wait him out.
“The rise of the animalistic terror group, ISIS, is the result of Obama’s lead-from-behind foreign policy. He had broadcast his war strategy for all the enemy to see in Iraq, so the enemy could wait us out and strike as soon as America turned tail and turned away from all we’d sacrificed there. Terrorists who we had under control got to regroup and grow after Obama’s premature pull out. Those are the facts, and some tough talking speech is still just talk. Ronald Reagan was described by the Soviets as a politician for whom “words and deeds are one and the same.” When Reagan said his vision of the Cold War was “we win, they lose,” he meant it, and his policies won the Cold War. The real question Americans and our allies must ask is whether Obama-the-lecturer’s words will translate into deeds.”
She challenged President Obama to back up his talk.
“Go big and be real, Mr. President, if you’ve really changed your mind again and now wish to engage.”
One of Palin’s talking points was that ISIL is “Islamic”.
“You must acknowledge reality: the organization calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is, in fact, ‘Islamic.’ Not many of us pretend to be experts on the Muslim religion, but these terrorists obviously consider themselves Muslim and they believe what they’re horrifically doing to innocents is part of their ‘religion of peace.'”
However, as President Obama pointed out in his speech, the far majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. They are neither “Islamic” nor a “state”, but a terrorist organization.
Palin also used this opportunity to do a little backdoor stumping for her favorite candidates in the upcoming mid-term elections.
“Please do not support politicians who join Obama in diminishing our military,” she asked.