Posted by Brian
On Friday, Sarah Palin took the Obama Administration to task for it's "embarrassing" hashtag diplomacy campaign on behalf of the 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram.
In a Facebook post titled "Obama Twittering Teeters Towards Chaos", Palin rips the Obama Administration a new one, pointedly saying, "Diplomacy via Twitter is the lazy, ineffectual, naïve, and insulting way for America’s leaders to deal with major national and international issues".
She also points out that until now, Barack Obama and the State Department under Hillary Clinton "repeatedly refused to recognize Boko Haram as terrorists despite their conventional, predictable Islamic terrorist rants, training, and mission", but now that these girls are "in a life and death situation", the Obama Administration wants to come to the rescue. "And what is the Obama administration’s weapon of choice in this battle for these young girls’ lives? Hashtagging tweets on social media!"
Palin goes on to add, "I kinda-sorta doubt a tweet will intimidate the kidnappers much. So, if you’re going to jump in and do something about these Islamic terrorists at all, then do it right, do it firmly, and kick their ass", pointing out that like the man pictured below, "winning takes warriors", not trotting out the FLOTUS to hold a sign with a hashtag and a slogan.
Sarah doesn't stop there, addressing the President directly, saying "If you’re going to get involved anyway, Mr. President, learn to understand this and believe it, then announce it: Victory is only brought to you “courtesy of the red, white and blue.” It’s certainly not won by your mere “unfriending” the bad guys on Facebook. Leading from behind is not the American way."