Sarah Palin Uses Facebook to Unleash a Torrent of Terrorism Related Stupidity

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page again today to attack President Obama for treating the suspect in the attempted Christmas Day terror attack as a criminal. Palin’s entire intellectual basis for argument is based on what she saw on Fox News, and things that she made up.

Palin’s post jumped right into the issue, “We are at war with radical Islamic extremists and treating this threat as a law enforcement issue is dangerous for our nation’s security. That’s what happened in the 1990s and we saw the result on September 11, 2001. This is a war on terror not an “overseas contingency operation.” Acts of terrorism are just that, not “man caused disasters.” The system did not work. Abdulmutallab was a child of privilege radicalized and trained by organized jihadists, not an “isolated extremist” who traveled to a land of “crushing poverty.” He is an enemy of the United States, not just another criminal defendant.”

If this argument sounds familiar to readers of this site, it should because Dick Morris said the same thing on Fox News last night. Here is the video:

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Palin then went off about the suspect being read Miranda rights, “It simply makes no sense to treat an al Qaeda-trained operative willing to die in the course of massacring hundreds of people as a common criminal. Reports indicate that Abdulmutallab stated there were many more like him in Yemen but that he stopped talking once he was read his Miranda rights. President Obama’s advisers lamely claim Abdulmutallab might be willing to agree to a plea bargain – pretty doubtful you can cut a deal with a suicide bomber. John Brennan, the President’s top counterterrorism adviser, bizarrely claimed “there are no downsides or upsides” to treating terrorists as enemy combatants. That is absurd.”

The real absurdity here is that Palin relies on a unnamed media report that has already been debunked. The White House has already said that according to CNN“FBI investigators gleaned usable, actionable intelligence from AbdulMutallab in the hours after his arrest.” Once again, Sarah Palin is completely wrong.

Palin launched into total speculation and fantasy,“There is a very serious downside to treating them as criminals: terrorists invoke their “right” to remain silent and stop talking. Terrorists don’t tell us where they were trained, what they were trained in, who they were trained by, and who they were trained with. Giving foreign-born, foreign-trained terrorists the right to remain silent does nothing to keep Americans safe from terrorist threats. It only gives our enemies access to courtrooms where they can publicly grandstand, and to defense attorneys who can manipulate the legal process to gain access to classified information.”

If the scenario that Palin lays out would actually occur, then all the civil trials of terror suspects, including those carried out by the Bush administration jeopardized national security. There is absolutely no proof that civil trials do anything to jeopardize US national security. Sarah has been watching too much 24.

There is something almost sad about watching such an intellectual lightweight pretend like she knows what she is talking about. This woman wants to be president, but the best that she can do is parrot talking points that she saw on Fox News. I don’t believe that Sarah Palin is naturally stupid. Her stupidity has it’s genesis in intellectual laziness and a belief that she can smile and wink her way to the presidency.

16 Replies to “Sarah Palin Uses Facebook to Unleash a Torrent of Terrorism Related Stupidity”

  1. […] Sarah Palin Uses Facebook to Unleash a Torrent of Terrorism Related Stupidity http://www.politicususa.com/en/Palin-Terrorism – view page – cached Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page again today to attack President Obama for treating the suspect in the attempted Christmas Day terror attack as a criminal. Palin’s entire intellectual basis for argument is based on what she saw on Fox News, and things that she made up. […]

  2. This is only the latest manifestation of her gross stupidity about national and international affairs. At nearly 46, one would think she would now have enough sense to research issues before she put herself out there time and time again. As a mother of 2 adult children and a grandmother, I would think that flaunting ignorance is not a value to impart to one’s children.

    I just wonder what her moronic defenders would say in order to put a positive spin on her dangerous ignorance. To this day, I am eternally grateful that America dodged a bullet when McCain-Palin lost in November 2008. The thought that this willfully ignorant, hateful woman would have been just a heartbeat away from the presidency is still frightening.

  3. I think you meant “civilian trials,” not “civil trials.”

    Terrorists have been been tried in civilian criminal courts, as opposed to military tribunals – but civilian criminal trials courts are still different from “civil” trials, which are just plain old lawsuits.

  4. This is satire, right? Palin (again) nails it, and the monkeys jump up and down screaming and flinging poo.

    So a guy walks in to Starbucks with a backpack IED. You smart guys see nothing wrong with that- gotta wait until it explodes, then you can put him on trial (posthumously) to demonstrate your moral superiority.

  5. You are absolutely right, we should sacrifice everything that we believe in (personal rights and freedoms, the rule of law over mob reactionism) just to *feel* safer!

  6. I always enjoy reading you leftys comments about Sarah Palin, she scares the living crap out of you huh?
    She should, she tells it like it is unlike our Lair President. Obama might be a two term President, 1 term in office and 1 term in jail. You all talk about her IQ will look at Obama, he sounds like a retard with out having it wrote down for him. Or are they afraid his radical views will surface if he doesnt read from the script givin to him. I was willing to give him a chance to do the right thing at the beginning like all the rest but he has failed in all area’s. He has got to go soon………………………………………..Palins turn

  7. Thank you so much for this article. This is the kind of information that should be on the 24 hour news cycles but instead we hear the GOP propaganda.
    The Republicans still hold the title of having the worse attack against the US under their watch. They also tried and convicted terrorists in federal courts and had them housed in our federal prisons. The GOP also focused almost totally on Iraq, the unnecessary war, and destroyed the image of the US which allowed the Taliban forces to gain strength and ignited Al Qaeda recruitment.
    President Obama has been trying seriously to improve the image to reduce those recruitments but Cheney, Palin and the rest of the GOP usual suspects are doing everything they can to project the US as weak under the Obama administration. Palin is not helping the strength of this nation. She is a dangerous power seeking sensation.

  8. Really, I hate to brewak it to you but we on the left want failin Palin to run why, because you cannot win with 10% of the vote. We on the left are just tired of her lies I really wish she would at least lie about something that was not easliy verifiable

  9. This information is extremely valuable, because it highlights the blatant hypocrisy of the GOP, particularly when it comes to their criticisms of President Obama’s handling of this issue. If any of us had carried on during the Bush administration the way they are today, we would have been branded traitors to this country. They have been beating the drum for years that Democrats are weak on national security and they are strong. Even giving the Bush administration the benefit of the doubt on 9-11, it still happened on their watch and nearly 3,000 people (mostly Americans but also people from all over the world) lost their lives. For that reason alone, the Cheneys, Palin, and others like them need to just be quiet. In order to score political points, they are actually committing sedition and are therefore a danger to this country. There could not be a worse time for their foolishness, and it’s truly scary that anyone still thinks Sarah Palin would be a viable presidential candidate, or could compare favorably to President Obama in any way, shape, or form. As for Cheney, he sure has a lot to say for someone who was nowhere to be found during most of GW’s administration. The best thing he and his daughter can do for the country is shut up and go away.

  10. Wow,

    You have absolutely no logical flow to your thoughts and seemingly no grasp on reality. When did anyone state that a person bringing a life threatening weapon into a crowded area would not be handled? On top of that your example has absolutely nothing to do with the conversation. What the conversation is about is the fact that we treat people humanely and you would rather shoot them in the head without asking questions under the assumption they are guilty because they are all dirty rag heads. To follow your same logic this country would be significantly stronger if all of you ignorant boobs (Republicans) would just get hit by cars. Seriously, if all of the Republicans in the USA died today our Average IQ would be the highest in the world. It would literally jump 20 points over night.

  11. ” I don’t believe that Sarah Palin is naturally stupid. Her stupidity has it’s genesis in intellectual laziness and a belief that she can smile and wink her way to the presidency”

    I agree. But I don’t think she even wants to run for the White House. She’s too lazy and she KNOWS she can’t handle the job. She will not/can not take anyone’s advice on anything. Nope. Nothing at all.
    At least Bush was smart enough to get a viable education. Yes, he was stupid. The worst part about Bush is that he let all the right wingnut war hawks dictate to him and he carried out their plans. He was the absolute worst President evah!!
    $carah knows she’d never make it through the Oath of Office. Not only that, but could you even imagine a rethug primary with little ole $carah? The skeletons will have skeletons when they burst out of the closet.
    I’m hoping that will happen anyhow. By the looks of things, it isn’t in the too distant future.

  12. We are a Country that is supposed to follow the rule of Law. What is so hard to understand about that?
    How would you like one of your neighbors to call the FBI and say you are planning to blow up Starbucks. Would you want the FBI to come and grab you in the middle of the night and do some Enhanced Interrogation on your ass?
    I doubt it.
    Like you neo-cons love to say……America, love it or get the Hell Out.

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