I know, I know, this could be a daily feature. Sarah Palin is very upset, you see, because President Obama wrote a letter to the Iranian Ayatollah asking for cooperation in combating ISIS, which is as much of a threat to Iran as it is to us (a bigger threat, actually). And she’s spewing some serious stupid on her Facebook page:
President Palling Around With Terrorists
Good God, Mr. President. To partner with Iran is to trust the enemy, which is insane. Iran has complicity in the rise of ISIS as it supports radical militias and arms Islamic terrorists.
No, see, that last sentence is only true if you’re an ignoramus who thinks all Muslims are exactly the same and all terrorist groups have the same beliefs and goals. Iran is Shiite, ISIS is Sunni. ISIS has pledged to destroy the Shiites and has focused most of their attacks in Iraq and Syria on them. ISIS is a serious enemy to Iran. And sometimes it’s necessary to form temporary alliances. Was FDR wrong to partner with Stalin in the fight against Hitler? If he hadn’t, Hitler would almost certainly not have been defeated. The Eastern front was crucial in defeating Germany.
In the 2008 campaign Sen. McCain and I warned, on behalf of every reasonable person, that your willingness to negotiate with terrorists would get Americans killed; that pulling an anti-Reagan move by taking our Big Stick of strength and putting it in the hands of any foe could be insurmountably devastating for our allies.
Big Stick of strength? Seriously? And who is proposing that? Does she think Obama is proposing to put American troops under the control of Iran, for fuck’s sake? As for this being “anti-Reagan,” she’s right. Reagan would have sent thousands of TOW missiles to Iran in a trade for hostages while publicly declaring that he would never negotiate with terrorists.