Sarah Palin says although America should be “very glad” that Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi is dead the United States needs to be wary of who will replace him. The former Alaska governor also told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday she finds it “ironic” that those on the left who condemned President Ronald Reagan for his 1986 Libyan air strikes now are lauding President Barack Obama for his contributions to Gadhafi’s demise.
“Certainly we need to be cognizant of the evolving situation and who will replace Gadhafi — what government will replace that regime — we are very glad that this tyrant is finally gone but . . . will the Islamists take over, will tribal warfare create more chaos and oppression than was even under Gadhafi,” Palin said. “So we have to be aware of the situation as it evolves.
“It strikes me as quite ironic, Sean, that those on the left had been so dismissive of Ronald Reagan's 1986 air strikes against Gadhafi —and calling it a criminal act — and these are the same people now today celebrating Obama's participation in NATO’s leadership with the air strikes that has led to the demise of Gadhafi,” she said. “The inconsistencies there with foreign policy support and actions — our military, and our participation with NATO, and what the White House does — the inconsistencies and the hypocrisy that comes from the left never ceases to amaze.”
Turning to the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Hannity asked Palin what she thought of Herman Cain’s surge in the polls and whether his numbers will dissipate as they had for other early GOP hopefuls.
“I do believe that Herman Cain can keep this momentum going . . . Herman Cain recognizes it’s the permanent political class that got us into this economic mess and we don’t need more of the same thinking,” Palin said. “We appreciate he has gotten the ball rolling on tax reform proposals in his 9-9-9 plan.
“Again whether you believe or can really embrace all of that 9-9-9 plan, at least he has got the ball rolling, saying we must reform our tax code today because it is a monstrosity,” she said. “It’s burdensome and destructive — it shackles American entrepreneurs and we must do something about it. Herman Cain is willing to do something about it.”
Hannity asked Palin what she thought of the 9-9-9 plan.
“Well, definitely I would tweak it — because I believe that in order to get rid of crony capitalism and corporate welfare and the corruption and waste in the federal government, we need to get rid of the corporate income tax which chases jobs overseas,” Palin said. “But it also feeds into the crony capitalism when you have businesses that can afford to pay the lobbyists and the attorneys to write the rules that the rest of us have to abide by, but, you know, a lot of the big corporations don't have to.”
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