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NORFOLK, Virginia — Sarah Palin on Sunday painted US President Barack Obama's administration as a cowering giant intent on surrendering the nation's mantle as a superpower and willing to sell out its allies.
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The former John McCain running mate addressed a paying audience of several hundred people in Norfolk and accused Obama of selling out Israel in over its naval blockade of Gaza and treating Prime Minister Binaymin Netanyahu shabbily.
She also said Obama lacked the resolve to stand up to Russia and China.
"Do they think, really, that we're getting anything in return for all
this bowing and kowtowing and apologizing? No, we don't get anything
positive in return for this," Palin said at the event spearheaded by a
Norfolk talk radio station.
"So while President Obama is getting pushed around by the likes of
Russia and China, our allies are left to wonder about the value of an
alliance with our country any more. They're asking what is it worth,"
Palin, former Virginia Sen. George Allen and Iran-Contra figure Oliver
North, who ran for a Virginia Senate seat and lost, each took turns
decrying what they said was the deterioration of US military might and
will under Obama's watch.
Palin said that Obama and an allied Democratic Congress had cut military
spending while showing no such restraint on other expenditures, running
up trillions in new deficits.