Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin moments ago offered her opinion of President Obama's lack of response to Tuesday's attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and our consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Writing on her Facebook page, the former vice presidential nominee said, "If he doesn’t have a 'big stick' to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one."
"Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house," began Palin.
After sharing some of the reported facts concerning both incidents, Palin continued, "In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to 'hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.'”
"But where is the president’s statement about this?" asked Palin.
"I realize there must be a lot on his mind these days – what with our economy’s abysmal jobless numbers and Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan," she observed.
"But our nation’s security should be of utmost importance to our Commander-in-chief," Palin continued. "America can’t afford any more 'leading from behind' in such a dangerous world. 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."