It seems that Sarah Palin felt the same frustrations that many other conservatives were feeling as the events of yesterday, September 11, 2012, unfolded. It's most apparent that while "Rome is burning, President Obama is fiddling" or playing golf, or appearing on the Letterman show or fundraising or declining to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu. The following was posted to Palin's Facebook page overnight and in approximately six hours it has generated 59,400+ "likes", 8,800+ comments, and been "shared" in excess of 9,300 times.
UPDATE: Palin's post has been up for approximately 18 hours now and it has generated 139,866 "likes", 17.753 comments, and been "shared" 20,930 times. Whether readers of her Facebook page agree or disagree with Sarah Palin's statement, the events have obviously evoked many responses regarding the situation in the Middle East.
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