Sarah Palin said she opposed any U.S., Obama-led military intervention in Syria in a statement on Facebook this past Friday.
The former vice presidential candidate criticized Obama’s recent statements about launching a limited military strike in Syria, according to The Blaze.
Palin said Obama should seek Congressional approval before military action in Syria. Obama said he plans to seek Congressional approval Saturday.
Palin also said that the U.S. should “let Allah sort it out.”
“(If) we are dangerously uncertain of the outcome and are led into war by a Commander-in-chief who can’t recognize that this conflict is pitting Islamic extremists against an authoritarian regime with both sides shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ at each other, then let Allah sort it out,” Palin said in the statement.
She added that the targeted military strikes on Syria would not act as a deterrent against further violence in the region.
“President Obama wants to do what, exactly? Punish evil acts in the form of a telegraphed air strike on Syria to serve as a deterrent?” she said. “If our invasion of Iraq wasn’t enough of a deterrent to stop evil men from using chemical weapons on their own people, why do we think this will be?”
Palin continued to question why the U.S. should intervene in the conflict now.
“We didn’t intervene when over 100,000 Syrians were tragically slaughtered by various means, but we’ll now intervene to avenge the tragic deaths of over 1,000 Syrians killed by chemical weapons, though according to the White House we’re not actually planning to take out the chemical weapons because doing so would require ‘too much of a commitment,’” she said.
Source: The Blaze