Redefining Sarah Palin by James Lewis-American Thinker
September 28, 2009
Redefining Sarah Palin
By James Lewis
As President Obama fumbled badly at the UN and G-8 last week, Sarah Palin began redefining herself as presidential timber.
When seasoned chess watchers see a game in progress, they can often pinpoint a critical moment when the players go from maneuvering for position, to a fast end-game of kill or be killed. In the shadow battle between Obama and Ahmadinejad I believe we just saw the transition to the end game at the United Nations. Obama skeptics (as opposed to his media butt-kissers) came to pretty much the same judgment: His UN performance was “sophomoric.” Obama looked like dead meat talking to all the vultures who roost and caw on the craggy peaks of world politics. Sarkozy openly ridiculed him, and Obama didn’t even notice. His nose got in the way.
In the US battle with Ahmadinejad, the most dangerous maniac in the world, we can now see the likely winner. Obama has foolishly put himself into a position of unprecedented weakness, where he can no longer stop Ahmadinejad’s systematic march to nuclear weapons. For the first time in history, nukes will be in the hands of a fanatical Armageddon regime that is determined to use them. In such a contest it is will power that matters.
When asked what a Muslim should want most in this world, Ahmadinejad is reported to have said, “To kill or be killed.” That leaves Barack H. Obama back in Hawaii showing off his aloha to all the girls on Waikiki beach. The Israelis can be as aggressive as the mullahs when their survival is at stake, as Netanyahu made clear at the UN. It is only the Americans and Europeans who cannot cope with reality at this critical juncture in history. They are just dithering, and Obama is now the Ditherer-in-Chief.
In his strategic challenge to the world’s lone superpower Ahmadinejad is now set to checkmate the United States, and I do not see how Obama can escape the trap that is even now opening up for his feet. He will either be defeated in 2012, as the American people panic at our helplessness in the face of a suicidal nuclear enemy, or as an outside chance, he may be rescued by some unforeseeable miracle; perhaps the Israelis will decapitate the Tehran regime, perhaps Moussavi will overthrow the mullahcracy, or perhaps Obama will flip from his submissive Jimmy Carter Crouch to a ferocious Ronald Reagan posture; anything is possible, but those options look less and less likely. If war comes, it will be Israel or the mullahs who will make the first move. The United States has resigned as the lone superpower, and can only react to events as they spin out of our control.