The reality TV star has words of wisdom for Barack, but her tweet reeks of delusion!
This afternoon, President Obama‘s administration made the wise decision not to release the death photos of Osama bin Laden. Barack gave several clear and concise reasons to refrain from releasing it, including the idea that “Osama bin Laden is not a trophy. He is dead, and let’s now focus on continuing the fight until Al Qaida has been eliminated.”
But Sarah Palin is using Barack’s temperance as an opportunity to call him a coward.
Although releasing the death photograph would exponentially fuel the fires of extremists looking for ANY reason to pull the trigger on America, Sarah is using this decision as a chance to tweet rhetoric: “Show photo as warning to others seeking America’s destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama;it’s part of the mission.”
Besides the obvious irony of accusing a president who orders a brilliantly tactical military strike which kills an enemy the United States has pursued for nearly a decade of “pussy-footing,” Sarah is just using this issue as a convenient platform to take any credit away from Barack. Don’t believe me?
Let’s think of the reaction Sarah would have if he DID release the photos.
First, Sarah would say they were Photoshopped — guaranteed. Barack even addressed this when he said “Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway.” Furthermore, if Obama’s prophecy of “releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East” came true, Sarah would be the first to call for his head should violence arise. It would become an issue of “Barack trying to prove himself and get reelected by putting the lives of troops at risk,” and the situation would spin out of control.
All said, the decision to release these photos was lose-lose for Barack, and kudos that he erred on the side of caution. She may be used to shooting animals, but Sarah seems to conveniently underestimate the scope of Barack’s mission. To use the term “pussy-footing” in reference to Obama in any way isn’t disrespectful — it’s head-scratchingly inaccurate.
George W. Bush may have flown the “Mission Accomplished” banner, but Barack is the only one who actually accomplished a mission. It must be terrifying for Sarah to think a liberal achieved a military victory. And now she’s just flailing.
Disagree with Obama’s politics, but don’t disagree with facts by pulling the conspiracy card, Sarah — it’s just lazy.