Lest we forget, Saracuda first proposed a pro no-fly zone strategy in her Feb 22 FB oped, making her the first major political figure to discuss the option. And she continued to push the idea in subsequent public appearances.
On March 11, 2011, Wesley Clark, former NATO chief, opined in The Washington Post that Libya doesn’t meet the test for U.S. military action, which formally began the discussion in the media.
Bernie Quigley writes in The Hill:
What I thought was odd about this discussion was that it appeared to begin in the mainstream press only with Clark’s thoughtful opposition while one major political figure likely to enter the presidential race of 2012 had already discussed a no-fly zone on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show: Sarah Palin.
There was no lengthy discussion or response elsewhere. To the MSM, she wasn’t there again today!
But this Wednesday, Benjamin Korn, director of Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin, had a post in the New York’s The Sun coining the phrase “Palin Doctrine.”
In an article titled “Palin Doctrine Emerges as Arab League Echoes Her Demarche on Libya,” he writes: “The call by the Arab League for Western military intervention in an Arab state — in this case asking that a UN ‘no-fly zone’ be imposed over Libya — is not only without precedent but it puts in formal terms what Gov. Palin stated three weeks ago should have been America’s response to the political and humanitarian crisis now unfolding there.”
Read the rest at The Hill.
Hat tip: Charles B.