Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has joined the small chorus of right wing pundits who have decided to attack President Obama in the wake of attacks of U.S. embassies in Libya and Egypt. “We already know that President Obama likes to ‘speak softly’ to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a ‘big stick’ to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one,” the ex-GOP VP nominee said via Facebook. The Huffington Post has more:
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) wasted no time blasting President Barack Obama in the wake of attacks on U.S. compounds in Egypt and Libya on Tuesday, suggesting that he lacked the “big stick” needed to be strong on foreign policy.
“America can’t afford any more ‘leading from behind’ in such a dangerous world,” Palin wrote in a Facebook post. “We already know that President Obama likes to ‘speak softly’ to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a ‘big stick’ to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.”
The recent clashes in Egypt and Libya provided new fodder for conservatives to target the president on foreign policy as the nation remembered the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. On Tuesday, protesters outraged over an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo, tearing down an American flag and replacing it with a pro-Islam banner. The violence was worse in Benghazi, Libya, where an attack on a U.S. consulate left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other staffers dead.
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