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  • Real Leadership: Sarah Palin Calls on NATO to Save Libyan People – NATO Responds

    The difference between voting present and real leadership. (Big Hollywood) Yesterday, Sarah Palin called on NATO to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya. From her Facebook Page, via FOX Nation: It’s a little perplexing looking at the White House today. There was a statement on the horrible earthquake in New Zealand, and certainly our hearts go out to all those affected by this horrible natural disaster. But nothing on the slaughter in Libya? The protests in many places in the Middle East affect regimes that have cooperated with the U.S. on issues from peace with Israel, fighting al Qaeda, hosting...
  • Analysts blame faulty assumptions for prolonged Libya war

    06/29/2011 9:51:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2011 | Moni Basu
    Libyan rebels carry away a comrade wounded during fighting with forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on June 7. It was supposed to have been over in a few days. World powers would go in with fighter jets and the world's most sophisticated precision-guided weapons to render Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi powerless. But that's not the way things happened. As NATO's airstrikes crossed the 100-day mark, analysts blamed a host of faulty assumptions, including success based solely on surgical airstrikes, for a protracted war that some fear could drag on for more months. "It's absolutely wrong to think that...
  • Palin's Foreign Policy Embraces Instinct, Shuns Doctrine (Long)

    05/07/2011 4:30:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 6,2011 | Scott Conroy
    In a speech at Colorado Christian College earlier this week, Sarah Palin laid out a five-point set of standards by which the United States should commit its troops to military action. Bearing the palpable influence of her new foreign policy adviser -- Peter Schweizer, a scholar at the conservative Hoover Institution who has been on SarahPAC's payroll for less than three weeks -- Palin's criteria for military action seemed at first glance to be less aggressive than the hawkish foreign policy she has consistently espoused. As recently as February, Palin had been among the first prominent Republicans calling for a...
  • Sarah Palin a Modern Cold War Hero in the Making

    05/07/2011 9:47:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Associated Content ^ | May 4, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    It is considered unusual for a former governor who holds no public office and is not currently running for another to have a foreign policy adviser. But Sarah Palin, not known for being conventional, has chosen Peter Schweizer for that job. Schweizer is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution with expertise in international relations, national security affairs, and the U.S. presidency. He is also the author of a number of books, including two on President Reagan, one on the Bush family, and a critique on the effects of big government on the world economy. Most recently, Schweizer published a...
  • Sarah Palin, Right Again (Osama and Pakistan, from 2008)

    05/04/2011 5:07:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Benzinga ^ | May 4, 2011 | Rob Long
    Back in 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama suggested that he'd violate the sovereignty of Pakistan in order to fight terrorism. His opponent, John McCain, scoffed. From the 2008 Time Capsule: During Friday's debate, Obama criticized the Bush administration for sending billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan without ridding the border region of terrorists. "If the United States has al Qaeda, bin Laden, top-level lieutenants in our sights, and Pakistan is unable or unwilling to act, then we should take them out," Obama added. McCain fired back hard, arguing that newly elected Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari has had his...
  • The Palin Foreign Policy Doctrine: What is a conservative foreign policy?

    05/04/2011 6:03:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | May 4, 2011
    In light of Obama’s morally indefensible and dyslexic policies regarding Egypt, Iran, Israel, Libya, and Syria, it is important that our eventual presidential nominee articulate a bold distinction in the realm of foreign policy. Conservative domestic policy doctrine is quite indubitable and lucid (except among many elected Republicans); limited government, free enterprise, protection of individual liberties, limitation of criminal liberties, secure borders, and a robust civil society. Foreign policy is more ambiguous because it is governed more by prudence than by doctrine. Even though the overarching principle of any foreign policy initiative is American exceptionalism, the murkiness of America’s security...
  • Sarah Palin changes advisers, and her worldview

    05/03/2011 6:54:16 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 31 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 02 MAY 2011 | JENNIFER RUBIN
    Whatever else you think of Sarah Palin, she has, since the 2008 presidential campaign, been a clear voice in favor of a robust American presence in the world, a defender of the Afghanistan war, a friend of Israel and a counterweight to neo-isolationist elements on the right. But careful observers of Palin noticed that recently she was sounding more like Obama’s liberal critics than the VP candidate who echoed Sen. John McCain’s forward-leaning foreign policy. She put out a statement on Facebook last week on Libya that can only be described as incoherent. It was hard to tell if she...
  • Palin cuts ties to Soros-linked aides

    05/03/2011 7:01:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | 5/3/11 | Justin Elliott
    The big Sarah Palin news today is that she has lost her longtime foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann. Scheunemann is a well-known neoconservative who worked for Jesse Helms and was intimately involved in the push for the Iraq war. He later became an aide to John McCain on the 2008 presidential campaign, where he met and linked up with Palin. He's been associated with her ever since. The question is: Why did they Scheunemann, who runs the lobbying firm Orion Strategies, leave Palin now?
  • Palin splits with neocon advisers

    05/03/2011 8:24:13 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 183 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/03/2011 | Ben Smith
    Sarah Palin has parted ways with the neoconservative foreign policy advisers who had been writing speeches and advising her on policy since she joined the McCain campaign. An aide to Palin, Tim Crawford, confirmed that Orion Strategies' Randy Scheunemann and Michael Goldfarb are no longer working for her PAC. They parted, both sides said on good terms. "Randy flat out said, 'We can't give you the time,'" Crawford said. (snip) Crawford said they've been replaced by Peter Schweizer, a writer and fellow at the Hoover Institution who blogs regularly at Andrew Breitbart's Big Peace. The personnel shift carries an ideological...
  • Sarah Palin gave 5 points for American Military Action at Tribute to the Troops in Colorado

    05/02/2011 10:20:36 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 110 replies
    Tuesday May 5, 2011
    Palin Doctrine? Sarah Palin spoke at a Tribute to the Troops at Colorado Christian University. "The Soldier fights not because he hates what's in front of him. But because he loves those and what's behind him!"....G.K. Chesterton 1. We should only commit our forces when clear and vital American interest are at stake.2. IF we have to fight, we fight to win. We use overwhelming force, we only send in our troop into war with the objective to defeat the enemy as quickly as possible: We do not send in our military to stretch out the mission with an open-ended...
  • Sarah Palin: Obama Stop Campaigning, ‘Unplug The Teleprompter’ And Start Governing

    04/26/2011 5:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 26, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Many have tired of Donald Trump hogging so many headlines as of late, so now it’s time to let that attention-starved potential Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin get some of her spotlight back. In her latest Facebook post, Palin unleashes a harsh assessment of President Obama’s Libya policy and throws out a few lines that should start to remind people that the bombastic Trump is not the only Republican who is ready to talk tough and who can legitimately bring the fight to Obama. Palin demands to know from Obama why exactly are we fighting in Libya, suggesting: “Between you...
  • Governor Palin: America Deserves Libya Explanation; Updated

    04/26/2011 3:28:36 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 9 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | 4/26/11 | Whitney Pitcher
    Governor Palin posted the following Facebook note this morning: 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...
  • America Deserves Libya Explanation

    04/26/2011 8:37:05 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 86 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | April 26, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    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...
  • Palin hits Obama on Libya

    04/26/2011 11:03:18 AM PDT · by LJM · 62 replies
    SarahPAC ^ | April 26, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    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...
  • McCain: Libya Rebels Need Recognition, Aid

    04/23/2011 3:47:31 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 30 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | Friday, 22 Apr 2011 02:50 PM | Bloomberg News
    The U.S. and its allies should provide more air support and financial aid to Libyan rebels, Senator John McCain said in Benghazi after President Barack Obama sent armed Predator on missions over the nation. Those seeking to oust Muammar Qaddafi’s regime are “patriots who want to liberate their nation, they are not al- Qaeda,” McCain told a press conference today in the rebel capital city. The Arizona Republican said North Atlantic Treaty Organization states need to “urgently” increase close air support for rebel ground operations. He also said the rebels’ Transitional National Council should receive some of Qaddafi’s frozen assets...
  • McCain pushes heavier U.S. involvement in Libya (U.S. taxpayer may cover cost of McInsane's trip)

    04/22/2011 3:25:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    Benghazi, Libya (CNN) -- Libyan opposition leaders received a major morale boost Friday as a top U.S. senator made a surprise visit to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi and urged greater American involvement in the bloody campaign to oust longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi. The visit from Arizona Sen. John McCain came a day after the United States said it was deploying predator drones to Libya. (snip) He said he was against U.S. troops on the ground -- echoing Obama administration policy -- but argued that Western powers need to do more to "facilitate" the delivery of weapons and training for...
  • McCain Calls for More Military Support to Anti-Qaddafi Forces During Libya Visit

    04/22/2011 10:32:34 AM PDT · by NWFLConservative · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/22/11 | Fox
    BENGHAZI, Libya -- The Libyan rebels fighting Muammar Qaddafi's forces are getting a shout out from U.S. Sen. John McCain, who is calling for increased military support, including providing weapons, training and giving close air support to the opposition on the battlefield. The Arizona Republican senator said at a news conference Friday in the rebels' stronghold in eastern Libya that all nations should recognize the opposition's Transitional National Council as the legitimate voice of the Libyan people. He said nations need to provide the council with "every appropriate means of assistance," including "command and control support, battlefield intelligence, training and...
  • Remember Libya? We’re still there and fighting under the, “Pelosi Foreign Policy”

    04/21/2011 7:54:00 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 21, 2011 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    Along the line of, “some things never change”, we have now entered a realm similar in to the passage of the Health Care Bill. Recall at that time, Madam Pelosi posited that because the bill was so large and unwieldy, and there was so little time to read it, it would be necessary to, “pass the bill, so we would know what was in it.” Now, at a time when the UN is full of itself in the absence of an American-interest protecting President of the United States, at a time when the world is waiting expectantly to see which...
  • Libya rebels will receive $25 million from U.S.

    04/20/2011 11:30:11 AM PDT · by Species8472 · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-20-2011 | Eli Lake
    Dismissing concerns over possible links between Libyan rebels and al Qaeda, the Obama administration has notified Congress it is providing $25 million in nonlethal aid to the rebels’ effort to drive Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime from power. “The president’s proposed actions would provide urgently needed nonlethal assistance to support efforts to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under threat of attack in Libya,” said Joseph E. Macmanus, acting assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, in an April 15 letter. A copy of the letter, sent to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was obtained by The Washington Times.
  • John McCain: Libya language 'nailed down' (McCain supports Obama on Libya intervention)

    04/16/2011 6:35:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-04-14 | Meredith Shiner
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday evening that he and a group of negotiators have “nailed down” language on a Libya resolution and are waiting for instructions from leadership on how to proceed. The measure would serve as a symbolic gesture of support for President Barack Obama’s use of military force in the North African country. Under the War Powers Act, Congress must authorize continued military presence in Libya after a May deadline if American troops are still active there, but it’s unclear if the Senate needs to act. “We pretty well got the resolution nailed down and now we’re...
  • Palin on the Issues: National Security

    03/31/2011 11:58:03 AM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 7 replies
    Right Speak ^ | 3/31/2011 | Right Wingnut
    This is the third installment of a series of posts highlighting Sarah Palin's policy positions. The following is a list of op-eds and Facebook writings by Palin, relating to national security. Following each link, is a brief excerpt from each article. Over the past two years, Palin has shared her views on Iran, Iraq, border security, Afghanistan, Libya, missile defense, the New START Treaty, and more. In addition to her writings, she frequently discusses national security issues in her speeches and in television interviews. Much to the dismay of some of her loudest critics, it's fairly clear that she has,...
  • Palin: Gaddafi must go

    03/24/2011 8:07:45 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 252 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/24/2011 | Staff
    On Fox Wednesday night, Sarah Palin said U.S. intervention in Libya will be a failure if Muammar Gaddafi remains in power. "America will have failed if we turn over command-and-control of this mission, and the mission of ousting Gaddafi is not fulfilled. It will be failure." video at link
  • A Foreign Policy Doctrine Echoing Reagan’s

    03/23/2011 9:07:52 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 13 replies
    Jews for Sarah.com ^ | 3/23/11 | Benyamin Korn
    A Republican former governor, solidly pro-Israel, is running for the White House, but mocked by the pundits for allegedly lacking foreign policy expertise – yet ends up time and again being proved right on the major international issues of the day. Thinking Ronald Reagan? Try Sarah Palin. Nearly one month ago, the incumbent GOP vice presidential candidate became the first major American political figure to call for imposing a no-fly zone over Libya. Finally, in the past week, Palin’s idea was adopted by – in quick succession – the Arab League, the UN Security Council, and President Obama. Finally this...
  • Sarah Palin is a Threat to More than Just the Establishment Here at Home

    03/22/2011 2:03:12 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 86 replies
    The Shining City On a Hill ^ | 3/22/2011 | Patrick S. Adams
    Sarah Palin’s trip to India and Israel is a great opportunity for her to boost her foreign policy credentials, solidify future potential alliances, learn more about the issues by engaging directly with the movers and the shakers and develop relationships which will be important to her should she become president. But, it’s also an opportunity for those who are enemies of America to size up a potential opponent; and if you are a Muslim extremist bent on establishing Sharia law worldwide, Sarah Palin represents a serious threat...... .....This may at first seem like not a big deal, but it’s crucial...
  • The Palin Doctrine emerges

    03/19/2011 8:55:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Wizbang ^ | March 18, 2011
    The New York Sun carries a piece sure to stir up the Palin haters and embolden the Palin lovers: The call by the Arab League for Western military intervention in an Arab state -- in this case asking that a UN "no-fly zone" be imposed over Libya - is not only without precedent but it puts in formal terms what Governor Palin stated three weeks ago should have been America's response to the political and humanitarian crisis now unfolding there. The former GOP vice presidential candidate was being interviewed on February 23rd on national television by Sean Hannity on a...
  • Sarah Palin: Here’s to Libya’s Freedom

    02/22/2011 7:14:50 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 116 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Tuesday February 22, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    It’s a little perplexing looking at the White House today. There was a statement on the horrible earthquake in New Zealand, and certainly our hearts go out to all those affected by this horrible natural disaster. But nothing on the slaughter in Libya? The protests in many places in the Middle East affect regimes that have cooperated with the U.S. on issues from peace with Israel, fighting al Qaeda, hosting our military forces, or cooperating against Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Gaddafi’s Libya is different. For four decades, this tyrant has held power. Gaddafi was Osama before Osama hit the scene. He...
  • Palin doctrine?

    03/17/2011 5:48:01 PM PDT · by Andy from Chapel Hill · 20 replies
    New York Sun ^ | March 16, 2011 | BENYAMIN KORN
    The call by the Arab League for Western military intervention in an Arab state — in this case asking that a UN “no-fly zone” be imposed over Libya – is not only without precedent but it puts in formal terms what Governor Palin stated three weeks ago should have been America’s response to the political and humanitarian crisis now unfolding there. The former GOP vice presidential candidate was being interviewed on February 23rd on national television by Sean Hannity on a range of issues. On the Libya crisis, she proposed a no-fly-zone to protect the armed and un-armed opposition to...
  • Palin Doctrine Emerges as Arab League Echoes Her Demarche on Libya

    03/16/2011 2:02:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | March 16, 2011 | Benyamin Korn, Special to the Sun
    The call by the Arab League for Western military intervention in an Arab state — in this case asking that a UN “no-fly zone” be imposed over Libya – is not only without precedent but it puts in formal terms what Governor Palin stated three weeks ago should have been America’s response to the political and humanitarian crisis now unfolding there. The former GOP vice presidential candidate was being interviewed on February 23rd on national television by Sean Hannity on a range of issues. On the Libya crisis, she proposed a no-fly-zone to protect the armed and un-armed opposition to...
  • Praise for Palin

    07/10/2010 2:40:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 9, 2010 | Quin Hillyer
    To her great credit, Sarah Palin is absolutely right on target in her insistence on maintaining a strong defense. Yesterday's Washington Post featured a little report about how Palin is "waging a battle inside the "tea party" movement to exempt defense spending from the group's small-government, anti-deficit fervor." Good for her. The GOP Class of 1994 in Congress had too many members who did the same thing Palin warns against: letting their admirable enthusiasm for lower deficits/balanced budgets get in the way of a commitment to putting national defense first. Palin rightly warns against abandoning the central part of the...