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
Sarah Palin, in a file photo from Dec. 1.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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(Newser) – 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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