Sarah Palin’s then-ridiculed Ukraine prediction has come true unfortunately for the people of that country.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Palin addressed the potential of Russian aggression in Ukraine if Obama became president, which conventional wisdom scoffed at. “In light of recent events in Ukraine and concerns that Russia is getting its troops ready to cross the border into the neighboring nation, nobody seems to be laughing at or dismissing those comments now.”
According to latest reports, Russian President Putin may have already deployed 6,000 troops into Crimea, and airports apparently have been seized in the area.
Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, told Foreign Policy Magazine in 2008 that “After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”
Sarah Palin, who celebrated her 50th birthday on February 11, took to her Facebook page today to address the Ukraine situation and perhaps give herself a high five:
“Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine. Here’s what this ‘stupid’ ‘insipid woman’ predicted back in 2008: ‘After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.’ ”
On the domestic front, you may recall that Palin was also mocked and denounced for her comments about Obamacare so-called death panels that in her view would lead to rationing and denial of medical treatment. Yet none other than the very liberal Howard Dean, without mentioning her by name, agreed with her. Dean, the former Democrat governor of Vermont and 2004 presidential candidate, wrote that “One major problem [with Obamacare] is the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body… getting rid of the IPAB is something Democrats and Republicans ought to agree on.”
Does it surprise you that Sarah Palin’s Ukraine invasion prediction is being validated by the current crisis in that country?