Palin upset with Obama, again
February 23rd, 2011
10:08 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin upset with Obama, again

(CNN) - Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page Tuesday night to criticize the Obama administration's response to the ongoing turmoil in Libya.

She noted the White House released statements about the earthquake in New Zealand, "but nothing on the slaughter in Libya?"

The former Republican vice presidential nominee said "now is the time to speak out."

"For four decades this tyrant has held power. Gaddafi was Osama (bin Laden) before Osama hit the scene," Palin wrote. "Gaddafi is a brutal killer and Libya – not to mention the world – would be better off if he were out of power."

Violent anti-government protests continue in Libya while leader Moammar Gadhafi vows to hold onto power.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned the violence in Libya, calling for a halt to the "unacceptable bloodshed" in response to civil unrest.

"The government of Libya has a responsibility to respect the universal rights of the people, including the right to free expression and assembly," Clinton said in a statement Monday.

But that wasn't enough for Palin. The potential 2012 presidential candidate said NATO and allies of the United States should establish a no-fly zone so "Libyan air forces cannot continue slaughtering the Libyan people."

"We should not be afraid of freedom, especially when it comes to people suffering under a brutal enemy of America," Palin wrote. "Here's to freedom from Gaddafi for the people of Libya."

Palin's criticism follows similar comments she made about the situation in Egypt. She told the Christian Broadcasting Network the uproar was Obama's 3 a.m. phone call and "that call went right to the answering machine," a reference to a line used by then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton against Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign.


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soundoff (165 Responses)
  1. Maryellen

    I really wish this moron would go away, please CNN stop reporting on her stupid rants. Just look at her face, she looks completely crazy!

    February 23, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  2. Lol

    I don't agree 100% with President Obama's policies or agendas but at least he doesn't stick his nose to every country's problem. NZ is our ally hence it is only normal we offer our condolences and help where Libya is NOT! Does Palin suggest that we should invade and topple their government since their people can't do it themselves like we did to Iraq? Oh and let Libya government sued us because we ruined their city like Iraq did? What a buffoon!!!!!

    February 23, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  3. Patrish

    I so wish someone would put a sock in this woman's mouth.

    February 23, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  4. ed h0715

    Good lord , how can some dolt like Palin be taken seriously or even considered for comment on anything . This dopey broad was an unwilling governor for less then two years and somehow what she thinks on Libya is noteworthy . Come on CNN , she is irrelevant . Shes not running for President , so what shes thinks means NOTHING ! We all know what shes doing , lining her pockets and thats it . Anyone who thinks otherwise is as delusional as she is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If she ran for President , the dirty laundry is ALL coming out and she cant make money if all her ghosts are let go !!!!!!!!!!!

    February 23, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  5. Pravaa

    This nutjob would not be able to tell if a world map is right side up if shown one, let alone pointing out Libya on a world map. And she wants to comment on the Libyan unrest?

    February 23, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  6. Patriot

    She's the world's biggest moron.

    February 23, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  7. Bob in PA

    Who isn't upset with the guy ?

    February 23, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  8. Terrence

    Palin you have 500 American still Libya triying to get out. If you was smart ," i 4got who we talking about", wait untill the American get out before you start talking sh#%.

    February 23, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  9. Ryan NC

    She really is clueless about international politics, isn't she?

    February 23, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  10. Living in America

    Would somebody stick a ribbone in her mouth.

    February 23, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  11. ds

    Please shut up!!

    February 23, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  12. James Brooklyn N.Y.

    Where was she on the issue before? She has never mentioned Libya before. I don't think she can even point to Libya on a globe. This psycho needs to just shut up and spend the money the poor republicans give her.

    February 23, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  13. rs

    Criticism from a fool is no criticism at all.

    February 23, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  14. DAW, NC

    bimbo speaks again, just think of her as our leader, pretty scary, all emotions no facts just babble

    February 23, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  15. Carol

    Another lie from Palin about the 3am call going to an answering machine. She has no idea what is going on in the WH regarding Libya and I'm sure our government does not need her advice on how to handle the situation. She is trying to poison her followers into thinking that nothing is being done.

    February 23, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  16. Manny

    Wow, for once I actually agree with her !

    February 23, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  17. Unit34AHunter

    Palin has no future as a leader of governments so she is apparently trying to make a future in shock radio. I wonder what, specifically, she would expect any US administration to do. Invade? Bomb someone for the sake of seeming to do something? Is Sarah Palin really that stupid or is she merely disingenuous?

    February 23, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  18. T'sah from Virginia

    Sarah is the two French Fries short in a Happy Meal!!! They're already considering a "no fly zone" event. Did she miss Hillary Clinton's statement – I saw that LIVE????? Did she miss the LINE when they were giving out BRAINS??

    Sarah Palin is NULL and VOID and CNN needs to stop forcing us to read her FACEBOOK COMMENTS!!! If she is LIVE and being interviewed by the media – then it's worth SHOWING and PRINTING!!!!

    She is NOT running for President – she QUIT as a governor – her daughter LOST “Dancing with the Stars” – maybe she should SHUT UP and concentrate on something that her family just might win – the current snowmobile race her husband Todd is in right now!!!!

    February 23, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  19. mf

    this woman has no brains of her own. she waits to see the news and what is being said and then picks bits and pieces that are shared with other intellectuals and then she repeats just what the others say. Nothing of her own. Just watch a situation rises Palin is quite for a week as she is watching the news to get a few talking points. The after a week she will repeat what others are saying. Oh my God Americans do you want this woman to be your president or a citizen going and meeting intellectual people and making a fool of her self.

    February 23, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  20. kmp

    Palin Shut up. Yes please send out our troops to invade another country sounds like a great idea, please a no-fly zone. And in case you dont read or listen to the news not all military members there are out to get the citizens on jet just crashed because they refused to bomb the city.

    February 23, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  21. Squiggs

    This airhead always puts her foot in her mouth. Didn't the Bush administration claim that Libya was a friend in fighting terrorism in 2003. Now this idiot is claiming that Quadaffi is Osama before there was an Osama. This chick always tops herself. Someone should tell her that the State Department is part of the administration and that Clinton has already condemned the violence in Libya. Dosen't this moron know that you can't treat Libya like you treat Egypt because the people and the history is different in terms of how the US is viewed. Too much intervention by the US in Libya may have a different effect that it would have in Egypt.

    February 23, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  22. ThinkAgain

    Once again, Palin shoots her mouth off about something she knows little about. Heck, she probably can't find Libya on a map!

    February 23, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  23. jarhead

    Lipstick anyone????

    February 23, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  24. NVa Native

    Corporate News Network (CNN) why do you follow this moron's facebook blabber?
    She is a has-been loser – find a new parasite to worship!

    February 23, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  25. T

    I thought she thought Africa was a country???? Go away please, just go away. Why do you put this idiot in the limelight everyday?

    February 23, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
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