One might ask Sarah Palin-haters if they’d like some salt and pepper to dash on that crow they ought to be eating right now. Often labeled less than intelligent and much less than politically-savvy, Sarah Palin was mark-on regarding the situation in Ukraine when she spoke prior to President Barack Obama getting elected in 2008, according to a Yahoo! News report on Friday.
Palin, who is not known as one who would say “told-you-so” took to social media on Friday afternoon to remind people that she did, in fact, predict that President Obama would allow Russia to invade Ukraine.
On Facebook, Palin asserted the facts regarding her political and foreign-policy prediction six years ago. She wrote that she could see this one from Alaska. She also wrote that she is usually not one to say “told-you-so,” but she did fairly-well predict what has been happening in the past few days regarding President Obama, the Ukraine, and Russia. She said her prediction back in 2008 was criticized as an extremely far-fetched scenario by Foreign Policy magazine – and, most likely, many others.
Palin went on to write of herself, “Here’s what this ‘stupid’ ‘insipid woman’ predicted back in 2008: After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”
Palin’s statements at the time were considered far-fetched by Foreign Policy writer Blake Hounshell, and her comments were also taken-to-task by many after they appeared on the Breitbart web site.
Regarding foreign policy, Palin also predicted that Obama would sit down with the world’s worst dictators without conditions and meet with Iranians, and invade the sovereign territory of Pakistan. She also predicted that troops would be pulled in Iraq, meaning that troops would have to go back.
Obviously, some of these things that Palin said would happen – happened just as she said. Pakistan was obviously invaded when Osama bin Laden was killed. The Obama administration did sit down with Iran. The president is drawing troops from Iraq. And, of course, she’s spot on with her prediction that Putin would invade Ukraine. While some may argue that Russia’s current actions are not exactly an invasion, it’s just a debate in terminology – as Russia is in the Ukraine and unwanted there.
She has had some predictions which are yet to prove true, but she definitely has a decent record lately with the events happening abroad.
Palin was the vice presidential candidate in 2008, partnered with Sen. John McCain who was running for president on the Republican ticket. Palin also served as governor of Alaska for two years and was a mayor during her political career.