Going in to Syria is kind of like going back to your ex: There are just so many good reasons not to do it that it’s not a matter of IF you should, but of how long your friends are going to argue about the best reasons not to.
So, taking her typically rogue stance, Caribou Barbie said something ostensibly reasonable for once, cloaked as it was in her typical, Ayn Randian intellectualism:
“There’s no explanation of what vital American interests are at stake there today amidst yet another centuries-old internal struggle between violent radical Islamists and a murderous dictatorial regime, and we have no business getting involved anywhere without one. And where’s the legal consent of the people’s representatives? Our allies in Britain have already spoken. They just said no. The American people overwhelmingly agree, and the wisdom of the people must be heeded.”
Credit where it’s due…La Quitta Nikita did do a pretty decent job of grunting together a couple run-on sentences from a “probably-better-than-she-read-it” speech without pulling a Dubya. So, there’s that. But boy…wouldn’t it have been nice if she’d have used that same logic about “the wisdom of the American people” when it came to electing Obama, healthcare reform, Citizens United or her desire for continued vocalization?
So, Palin went with the standard “Cause she’s a BITCH, and ever’body KNOWS it!” argument for not getting back with our ex. Valid enough. But caribou aren’t known for their ability to wait at highway crossings, so nobody was shocked when Sarah’s Tea Party Express bus ran her brain down with this gem:
“Let Allah sort it out.”
As usual, a Teabagger can’t let a statement begin or end without throwing out some kind of exonym, dog-whistle or reminder of the “them” status of fellow human beings. She just couldn’t let it go. You can believe it; some day we’ll see Sarah Palin give a perfect three-hour lecture on multi-variable calculus, and end it with:
“But praaiiiiise Allah, he sent the merciful baby Jesus to give calculus to them terrorists in the first place.”