Back in 2008 Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin said during a speech, "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." Predictably, she was mocked and ridiculed by the media, including Foreign Policy Magazine, for making the suggestion.
Here we are in 2014 and Russian President Vladimir Putin has not only invaded Ukraine, but has said he is justified in using force against the country if necessary.
Last night Palin made an appearance on Fox News' Hannity to discuss her prediction and the current situation in Ukraine.
"Anyone who carries the common sense gene would know that Putin doesn't change his stripes. He harkens back to the era of the czars and he wants that Russian empire to grow again, he wants to exert huge power and dominance," Palin said. "People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil. They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates. We are not exercising that peace through strength that only can be brought to you courtesy of the the red, white and blue."
Palin is slated to be in Washington D.C. later this week. She is the keynote speaker for the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference.
Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.