Back in January I wrote a post about how I thought there were four words that would keep Sarah Palin out of the White House. Three short months later I believe we’ve just witnessed confirmation.
The most horrific event in USA’s history since the bombing of Pearl Harbor in southern California (edit: ok really it’s in Hawaii – not SoCal – author suffered mild brain fart – apologises profusely!) almost seventy years ago was hands down the bombing of the Twin Towers almost ten years ago. While most of us weren’t witnesses to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, most everyone reading this will have been witness to the fall of the Twin Towers in NYC. Then we witnessed a White House Administration change all the rules of war and most of the rules of peace in a massive effort to find and capture the man responsible for the heinous crime against American civilians. And we let it happen. We gave in to fear and allowed mob rule to colour everything we knew to be true about humanity.
And as the years have tumbled by and the manhunt turned middle eastern war wore on, the changes we’d backed began to make less and less sense. And just as the term Weapons of Mass Destruction became the punchline for late night television humour, along comes a president who understood the importance of diplomacy, the relevance of patience and who could work for our country without always needing to grab a headline and pat himself on the back.
President Barack Obama accomplished in 19 short months what the Bush administration (and actually the Clinton Administration before him) could not do. He used his position as POTUS and his art of diplomacy to guide a team of loyal, patriotic, intelligent military experts to work with otherwise skeptic if not hostile foreign outlets to find, capture and kill the elusive Osama bin Laden.
So while Donald Trump and Sarah Palin are busily puffing their hairdos and beating their chests while publicly disrespecting and recruiting unpatriotic behaviour towards our seated president, the man was quietly and determinedly – just getting the job done.
Sarah Palin tweeted thanks to the soldiers who performed this miraculous task – but not one word of kindness or praise was extended to the Commander in Chief – the man who ultimately made the miracle happen. Then she logged onto Facebook and wrote:
A Grateful Nation
Americans tonight are united in celebration and gratitude. God bless all the brave men and women in our military and our intelligence services who contributed to carrying out the successful mission to bring Bin Laden to justice and who laid the groundwork over the years to make this victory possible. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of these brave Americans who relentlessly hunted down our enemy.
This is a victory for the American people, for the victims who were heartlessly murdered on September 11 and in Al Qaeda’s other numerous attacks, and for all the peace-loving people of the world.
May God bless our troops and our intelligence services, and God bless America!
– Sarah Palin
Dear President Obama,
From the actual grateful nation…