Any attempt by President Barack Obama to bomb Syria amounts to him “saving political face,” says former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a blog post on Facebook, criticizing his intent to wage war without a strong rationale.
Titling her post “Let Allah Sort It Out,” Palin, a Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008, railed against U.S. military action proposed by the president.
“So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?” Palin wrote in a sharp message posted Friday. “Bottom line is that this is about President Obama saving political face because of his ‘red line’ promise regarding chemical weapons.”
Her message came before Obama’s Rose Garden speech Saturday afternoon saying although he did not have to, he would turn to Congress for approval on any military operation in the Middle Eastern country, where he claims there is strong evidence that the government of President Bashar Assad used chemical warfare against its own people.
“All of us should be accountable as we move forward, and that can only be accomplished with a vote,” Obama said as he made an expected case for limited military intervention, but no “boots on the ground.”