Sarah Palin will strike back at President Obama in her speech this afternoon to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Here's an excerpt, as prepared for delivery:
In foreign policy, we’ve got the makings of the Obama Doctrine: coddling our enemies while alienating allies.
The administration eased sanctions on Cuba and sided with Chavez against Honduran democracy. They won’t bring up human rights with China because, quote, 'we know what they are going to say.' They offer tepid sanctions on North Korea and 'gold stars and cookies' for the Sudanese President. They send letters to Iranian mullahs but can barely muster a word of support for the Green Movement seeking freedom and women’s rights in Iran!
And President Obama, with all that vast nuclear expertise he acquired as a community organizer, a part-time senator, and a candidate for president, has accomplished nothing to date with Iran or North Korea.
Meanwhile, this administration alienates our friends. They treated Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai poorly and acted surprised when he reacted in kind. And they escalated a minor zoning decision into a major breach with Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East.
Folks, someone needs to remind the President: Jerusalem is not a settlement. Israel is our friend. And the critical nuclear concerns of our time are North Korea, who has nuclear weapons, and Iran, who wants them.
So, 'yes we can' kowtow to our enemies and publicly criticize our allies.
Yes, we can. But someone ought to tell the President and the Left that just because we can doesn’t mean we should.
This jibes with Liz Cheney's speech to the SRLC yesterday, and is indicative of an emerging consensus on the right regarding Obama's foreign policy. Palin is scheduled to begin speaking soon.