- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sarah Palin is saying “I told ya so” on Russian aggression in Ukraine, arguing that the Obama administration’s response has only emboldened President Vladimir Putin.

“Yes, I could see this one from Alaska,” the former Alaskan governor wrote on Facebook, referencing an old joke from the 2008 campaign trail. “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.’”


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Mrs. Palin then appeared on Fox News to elaborate.

“Back in 2008, I accurately predicted the possibility of Putin feeling emboldened to invade Ukraine because I could see what kind of leader Barack Obama would be,” she said. “The bullies of the world are always emboldened by indecision and moral equivalence. We can expect more of this sort of thing in a world where America is gutting its military and ‘leading from behind.’”