After former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates considers the country’s involvement in the Syrian civil war “a mistake”, another prominent politician is riding the waves to drown the government’s decision to support Syrian rebels.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin threw scathing remarks last Saturday against the government’s plans to provide weapons and ammunition to Syrian opposition groups. She said the US government should “let Allah sort it out” instead of meddling in the affairs of the troubled nation.
Palin issued the statement as a closing talk during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C. last June 15, as reported in ABC News.
Her criticisms against the current US government — and particularly President Barack Obama — included statements such as “where is our commander in chief?” and “until we have someone who knows what they’re doing, I say let Allah sort it out.”
She was also critical about the uselessness of America’s involvement in the Syrian conflict, saying that the issue cannot be resolved by the US because the “radical Islamic countries… aren’t even respecting basic human rights, where both sides are slaughtering each other as they scream over an arbitrary red line, ‘Allah Akbar’”.
The US Military confirmed Thursday that they are planning to provide lethal aid to Syrian rebels. The decision was spawned from earlier reports that Syrian president Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against the opposition forces.
Palin received applause and laughter not only for her controversial criticism during the event, but also because of her candor and confidence as she delivered the closing speech.