Palin: US Needs a Leader, Not a 'Law Professor'

She calls President Obama's strategy on terror 'fatally flawed'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2010 6:44 PM CST
Palin: US Needs a Leader, Not a 'Law Professor'
Sarah Palin, in a file photo from Dec. 1.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Sarah Palin weighed in on the nation's security today, calling President Obama's approach "fatally flawed" on her Facebook page. "The real nature of the terrorist threat requires a commander-in-chief, not a constitutional law professor," the Republican governor-turned-author writes. Among other things, she blasted the idea of giving Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab the rights of an ordinary defendant.

"It simply makes no sense to treat an al-Qaeda-trained operative willing to die in the course of massacring hundreds of people as a common criminal," writes Palin, citing reports that he stopped talking when read his Miranda rights. "Giving foreign-born, foreign-trained terrorists the right to remain silent does nothing to keep Americans safe from terrorist threats." (Read more Sarah Palin stories.)

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