Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Another “WTF” Obama Foreign Policy Moment
Posted on 06/09/2011 4:37:11 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
As Governor I fought the Obama Administrations plans to cut funds for missile defense in Alaska. So imagine how appalled and surprised I was to read this article by former Clinton CIA Director James Woolsey, appropriately titled Giving Away the Farm, concerning President Obamas latest bizarre actions relating to missile defense.
President Obama wants to give Russia our missile defense secrets because he believes that we can buy their friendship and cooperation with this taxpayer-funded gift. But giving military secrets and technologies to a rival or competitor like Russia is just plain dumb. You cant buy off Russia. And giving them advanced military technology will not create stability. What happens if Russia gives this technology (or sells it!) to other countries like Iran or China? After all, as Woolsey points out, Russia helped Iran with its missile and nuclear programs. Or what happens if an even more hardline leader comes to power in the Kremlin?
We tried buying off the Kremlin with technologies in the 1970s. That policy was a component of detente, and the hope was that if we would share our technologies with them, they would become more peaceful. Things, of course, didnt work out that way. The Kremlin took western technologies and embarked on a massive military building program. History teaches that peace comes from American military strength. And a central component of that has always been technological superiority. Why would President Obama even dream of giving this away?
Members of Congress saw how foolish President Obamas gambit was, so they put a section in the defense appropriation bill that specifically forbids the federal government from spending money to share these technologies with the Kremlin. President Obama actually threatened to veto the defense appropriation bill over this section of the law! Fortunately, the House passed the bill with a veto-proof majority, a whopping 322 to 96. Attention now turns to the Senate.
Why is it that President Obama seems to work so hard to give things to our enemies, while at the same time asking friends and allies like Israel to make sacrifices?
During these tough economic times when we are facing massive deficits and a competitive global economy, does President Obama really want to give away technologies that the American taxpayer paid lots of money to develop? Giving away our missile defense secrets wont make us safer. What it will do is create a situation where we are facing an arms race with ourselves. Russia gets access to our technologies, and we are forced to spend even more money because of the need to stay ahead. Does this make sense to you? Me neither. File this under WTF.
- Sarah Palin
Now who is it that’s dumb again?
I think she has answered her own question here. It's pretty obvious who he considers “friends” and who he considers “allies”.
When Klinton enabled China access to our missile technology (remember Loral???), it was linked to selling seats for trade junkets for campaign contributions. Is there a similar linkage to money here, or is the Soetoro Regime just giving away the farm based on ill-conceived principles based on his wacky world-view?
” It’s pretty obvious who he considers friends and who he considers allies.”
Ooops! That should be “considers ‘enemies’ and who he considers ‘allies’.”
Why is it that there is anyone left in this country who thinks obama didn’t run for president to do EXACTLY this? It is beyond obvious now.
Classy. She’s now back in the mix with the people I’ll probably never vote for.
No more treasonous than clinton allowing china to receive our satellite technology. And we all saw the harsh penalty HE suffered. /s
I remember that at the time this was really starting to hit the news, the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke out. I believed that Clinton made a calculated gamble there--better to have everyone talking about his marital infidelity than the fact that he was giving a potential enemy a means with which to harm us.
Please! “WTF” means “winning the future” - Obama’s new slogan he unveiled a few months ago, Sarah just took it and made it a mockery of it. Get a life!
It is so obvious that anyone who might use WTF (Win The Future)is unqualified to be President. Now, that said, it is also obvious that squishy RINOs, LIBs, DIMs, and other asshats are qualified.
If that is your take, you weren’t gonna vote for her anyway. WTF was oblamma’s winning the future. Get your mind out of the gutter.
Why? It’s a reference to Obama’s “win the future” speech, after which she commented to the effect that “at least the acronym is correct.”
Obama has a campaign motto: “Win The Future”
It is not unclassy, perhaps, to mock the poor choice of that when reduced to an acronym.
So - workers with security clearance would automatically be fired and prosecuted while their “boss” can just give it all away and make their work obsolete.
But hey - what REALLY matters is what Bill Maher has to say on the matter. At least - that’s the impression you get while viewing various facebook posts.
trea·son: Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies. 2. A betrayal of trust or confidence.
Given that Russia is no longer officially "the enemy", I don't beleive this act by the stain could be considered treason....tho my heart and head tells me it is.
48.5% of the entire US populace still shows "total approval" of the stain and his regime. If this rating drops - AND REMAINS - below 37%, then it just might be possible to eradicate the stain prior to 2012.
The downside is this: if the stain's "total approval" rating does not drop and remain below 37%, the stain and his entire regime will remain in power until 2016.
One can only shudder at the damage that will be caused by the stain and his loyalists over that timespan.
If I recall there was some mild rumbling about him giving away British nuclear defense secrets in the START treaty; I suppose this will engender the same amount of pushback.
Uuuuhhh, how about: “He hates the United States of America?”
According to the administration’s position, we no longer have enemies........
What's Mitten's stance on this? *crickets*
That works, too.
Go pour yourself another cup of coffee...have that precious normal BM to start your day...and be sure to tell all your friends out there that you found another reason not to support Palin.
You remind me of my brother.
Let’s face it folks, the media has done a great, and I mean great job marginalizing Sarah to the point that people like my brother and “demshateGod” have no time to look beyond what they think is Sarah unelectability....
WTF stands for “Win the Future”.... not what you’re thinking...Another touche for Sarah...
Anyway, sorry to offend you, but that’s my two cents worth....
Goolsbee -- the failed economic advisor to Obama. (Not a working video link, just an image linked from the official White House site.)
WTF is the kind of crap that passes for "progressive" economic analysis.
See "Winning the future" is NOT JUST a great slogan; It Is About CHANGING the Way We Think. That's a link to yet another bad progressive essay about an administration it wants to love.
The money quote is this:
What "Win the Future" is about is feeling better about tomorrow because today sucks so bad.Palin's right. This administration is ALL WTF!
We are fortunate to have Sarah.Good to hear someone who talks about the ISSUES.
Really dont' think one is going to do it. Head will have to be removed from orifice first...
I know exactly what that meant but being a new poster on facebook I wanted to share to my wall but am having second thoughts because of WTF. I have many kids on my facebook friends, thats a whole different issue there. KIDS SHOULD NOT BE ON FACEBOOK. I friend my kids friends to keep an eye, but good gravy.
Obviously, [Ms] Palin is “not serious” about global matters and does not seem to care in studying up on such issues as concerning the United States, these Geo-political issues are complexed and weighty and thus cannot be explain by rudimentary means like Facebook but by serious thinkers and group “think tanks” and foreign counterparts alike. May Almighty save us from people like [Ms] Palin that is so contemptuous against knowing issues outside of the contiguous United States. /s
From the Foreign Policy article Sarah references. That sounds even worse, totally insane that anyone would even consider it. Or Obama does not want the US to be able to defend itself.
winning the future
If it really bothers you, just copy/paste it to your Facebook with attribution, leaving the last sentence out.
Obama hates America, the Constitution, Democracy, Capitalism, and Israel.
All of his policies prove this!
You can post and “hide” certain people from being able to see that particular post.
Oh really!! How do I do it, hide that post from certain people. While I have you how do you get rid of the chat box in the corner? :) I need facebook for dummies!!
I don’t know how to get rid of that stupid little box, but I always stay offline so no one can chat with me.
When you go to post, underneath the box you type in, there should be a little padlock icon with a down arrow, click on it and choose the custom option. A custom Privacy box will pop up and at the bottom it will say “Hide this from” and you can type in the names. I do this all the time, since I have a lot of my younger brother’s friends on my FB page. I actually made it my default custom setting, so that if I do post something I want them to see, I can just choose all friends instead of custom.
Most Americans are dumb as stumps, politically. We elected a rabble-rouser with racist and terrorist connections, who never ran a lemonade stand, yet 58% of REPUBLICANS don’t want Sarah to run.
I want to know: Where are Herman, Michele, Milt, Newt, etc, writing common sense, pithy comments about the Punk’s disasters of the day? Not to worry! Simply read Sarah’s postings, and y’all will know what to say! PALIN/RUBIO ‘12!! Bob
Everybody should SHARE this on Facebook.
Even my liberal Dem friends and Moderates are calling Obama a Traitor on this one.
Awwww. Thank you!! Its these little things I havent quite mastered yet :). Yes, the box is a little much. Thats the one thing I cant manage for the kiddos.
Dangit...you beat me to it.
Is Clinton the man behind the curtain in this current administration?
When will Monica Lewinski be visiting the WH.....soon???
Obama’s latest mantra, “Winning The Future.” WTF.
Sort of like, “Kinetic Military Action.” KMA.
And a bit like his scratching his nose with his “bird” finger. [censored] you.
These cannot be accidents.
Way to go! Discard our best, brightest hope because of a misunderstanding on your part. Is Romney your guy?
I hate the chat feature! I just caught my brother chatting with a girl he wasn’t supposed to talk to because she told the school she was “afraid of him”; (yet called him that night! The conversation between her mom and my mom was not pleasant, to say the least. lol). My mom was monitoring his FB posts, but didn’t realize the chat feature was there because she never uses it. It’s a dangerous world out there for kiddos.
Of course it is! IMO, Bill Clinton should have been tried and executed for transferring all our nuclear technology to the Chinese. There never is any justice in this life, it seems. Bob
We ain´t seen nothing from this islamist pigdog yet.
It’s a take on the Punk’s “Win the Future” slogan. I hope that our voters will not be so prissy that they will reject America’s brightest light b/c of a “WTF” remark! Bob
Sounds like you're in there somewhere.
Wait until we see his list of pardons!
be sure to vote for someone nice then.