Sarah Palin tells Obama to stop gallivanting and start explaining U.S. role in Libya
Apologizing "if I can’t keep up with the timing and rationale of your murky foreign policy positions," the former governor demanded that Obama come clean on whether the mission is to oust longtime leader Moammar Kadafi or not.
"If Kadafi's’s got to go, then tell NATO our continued participation hinges on this: We strike hard and Kadafi will be gone," the hockey mom wrote.
"If, as you and your spokesmen suggest, we’re not to tell Libya what to do when it comes to that country’s leadership, and if you can’t explain to Americans why we’re willing to protect Libyan resources and civilians but not Syria’s, Yemen’s, Bahrain’s, Egypt’s, Israel’s, etc., then there is no justification for U.S. human and fiscal resources to be spent," Palin argued.
Perhaps peeved about yesterday's news that Levi Johnston, the father of her grandson Tripp, is scheduled to release a tell-all book about her family, Palin took it out on Obama and his recent fundraising around the nation.
"It’s unbelievable to me that you spent last week in campaign mode, gallivanting around the country to start raising the billion dollars for your reelection bid that is still 19 months away 'while Rome burns,'" the Fox News contributor said.
"I know, I know, granted you will be even busier very soon," Palin wrote. "After all, golf season kicks into high gear shortly. NBA and NHL brackets await."
The president recently spoke with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the pair agreed that Kadafi should leave Libya.
"The leaders agreed that attacks against civilians must stop and that Kadafi must step down and depart Libya permanently in order for there to be a lasting solution that reflects the will of the Libyan people," the White House said Monday.
-- Tony Pierce
Photo: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a tax day tea party rally Saturday, April 16, 2011, in Madison, Wis. Credit: AP Photo/Morry Gash