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Sarah 'palm-reader' Palin is a danger to our national security

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The opening-night speaker at the National Tea Party Convention was former Congressman Tom Tancredo who said: "we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country." He blamed the ill-informed masses for voting into office a "committed socialist ideologue in the White House ... Barack Hussein Obama."

Now, using a litmus test or whatever test in order to vote and the use of President Obama's middle name was to invoke racism in this country. A we against them mentality if I ever saw one.

Sarah 'palm-reader' Palin in her failed vice-presidential campaign even stoked the fires of hate which I labeled 'tinder-box politics'. Now she is the darling of these 'tea party' folks? Oh you betcha!

As she lovingly embraced the late President Ronald Reagan and extolled President Barack Obama with not dealing with Iran effectively. Let us NOT forget who sold arms to Iran in the first place. It was none other than the late president in the Iran Contra Scandal. Did Sarah "palm-reader' Palin forget that fact? Perhaps she should have written that on her palm as well.

In her speech she said: "Say he [Pres. Obama] decided to declare war on Iran, or decided to really come out and do whatever he could to support Israel, which I would like him to do. But that changes the dynamics in what we can assume is going to happen between now and three years." This was in reaction as to President Obama's chances of being re-elected in 2012 if he were to declare war on Iran. By the way, Ms. Palm-reader each and every year our hard-earned tax dollars are sent to Israel and no matter who the president is. Do the tea party members even know this as they clamor against wasteful spending?

When Israel invaded Lebanon killing scores of innocents, our government donated $280 million dollars to fuel their fighter jets all at taxpayer expense. What say you, tea party movement?

She predicated this belief in citing a column written by Pat Buchanan titled: Will Obama Play the War Card? My guess is that she wanted to get back at CBS anchor Katie Couric to prove she actually read a piece to validate her point. She tried to imply that going to war with Iran would be a success for President Obama.

She failed at understanding the crux of Buchanan's article where clearly he writes, "Cutting off gas to Iran would cause many deaths. And the families of the sick, the old, the weak, the women and the children who die are unlikely to feel gratitude toward those who killed them." Any harsh sanctions such as this would have a serious blow-back effect and endanger our national security.

Ron Paul in his failed presidential bid was excoriated by former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani for stating that 9/11 was indeed a blow-back effect. Sarah "palm-reader' Palin over-simplifies the war on terror as being "We win, you lose" as she stated in her speech before her fans the tea party movement.

If she thinks that Iran is a danger to us all, then she should have picked up what Buchanan did write: "And despite the hysteria about Iran's imminent testing of a bomb, the U.S. intelligence community still has not changed its finding that Tehran is not seeking a bomb." My guess is she could not fit that on the palm of her hand or more importantly would have shown her assertion false.

In a past piece demanding that Israel stand on their own, I wrote: "Israel has a stockpile of 400 nuclear warheads. "According to retired US Army Colonel Warner D. Farr, M.D., Israel is the fifth largest nuclear superpower in the world. By 1967, Israel already had 15 atomic bombs in its arsenal. In 1976, their nuclear arsenal grew to 15 to 20 nukes, and by 1980 jumped to 200. According to Farr, in 1997, Israel now has over 400 nuclear and hydrogen weapons." So, why do you need the United States military to defend you and launch a strike on a neighboring country?"

I would say that Israel is well equipped at defending herself. Wouldn't you?

Is Sarah "palm-reader' Palin actually advocating a furthering of our wars within the Middle East? Just think if she did have our nuclear codes, she would be the danger to our national security. Is she trying to bring about rapture?

Does she even think that China and Russia would stand for any bombing of Iran especially with their business ties to Iran? As it stands we owe billions if not trillions of dollars to China in funding these wars without end. What happens if they call that loan in? Through our economic foreign policy, we have made China what it is now. The world's supreme economic super-power. As we bleed more funds in order to pay for the furtherance on the war on terror, China is now enjoying a super dominance over us.

Oh sure, she can give cutesy remarks such as how is that "hopy changy working out for everybody?" as the tea party members gave her a thunderous applause. Do they even know the intricacy of our foreign policy, does Sarah "palm reader' Palin even know it?

In this moment of time, Sarah 'palm-reader' Palin makes me long for the days when Ann Coulter was the darling of the loyal opposition. Seriously, at least we all knew she did not have the slightest chance of becoming president. She yapped, and we 'the elitist' clamored against her and it was over with.

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