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Sarah Palin to Obama: Be Honest in Address To Nation

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Sarah Palin had some suggestions for President Barack Obama before he spoke to the nation Tuesday night about Iraq.

In a Facebook post late Tuesday afternoon titled “Humility and Honesty About Iraq Can Inspire Trust,” Palin said she wanted Obama to show “grace, humility and some honesty before the American people tonight. Please don’t declare ‘Mission Accomplished’ and then saunter away with an assumption that your opposition to the Iraq strategy was key to our troops’ success.”

Palin also wanted Obama to say he was wrong about the surge in 2007, when Obama wasn’t 100 percent behind sending more troops to Iraq.

“Admit that the strategy long advocated by Republicans, proposed by President Bush, led by Generals Petraeus and Odierno, and executed by thousands of America’s finest – our brave men and women in uniform – brought violence under control and made responsible withdrawals possible,” she wrote.

In an earlier Twitter post, Palin wrote, “Obama speech tonite may make u dig out ur old Orwell books so rewritten history can be deciphered, depending on who gets credit 4 Iraq surge.”
In her Facebook posts, she argued that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on “The Today Show” Tuesday that Obama as a presidential candidate supported the additional troops. In her post, Palin goes to great lengths to argue that Obama did not support more troops.

Without such a surge as Bush ordered, Palin said, the United States would have suffered a “crushing defeat.”
Palin criticized Obama for “willful blindness” against his assessment that the 2007 surge did not work. She said her “hope is that tonight he stays consistent and looks backwards, and in this case acknowledges that credit should be given where credit is due.”

Her post immediately generated comments from her followers. “Thank you Sarah, you give me such encouragement in this dark time,” one wrote. “God bless you Madame President.”

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Written by suziparker1313

March 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm

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