John
McCain is right about Obama completely underestimating Putin’s
intensions and autocratic unwillingness to put people before his
political power.

As Senator McCain noted today: “The
president comparing [Putin] to a kid in the back of a classroom, I
think, is very indicative of the president’s lack of appreciation of who
Vladimir Putin is. He’s an old KGB colonel that has no illusions about our
relationship, does not care about a relationship with the United
States, continues to oppress his people, continues to act in an
autocratic fashion.”

Senator McCain is also right in his
assessment of Obama’s absurd claim that al Qaeda is on the run despite
the evidence to the contrary with the closure of diplomatic posts in
Yemen due to terror threats from APAQ. As McCain said, “You can’t say
you’ve decimated the core of al Qaeda and at same time have to close
these posts.”

I respect Senator McCain’s stance on Russia, al
Qaeda, and foreign threats. Our current president would be wise to hear
Senator McCain on these real security threats and to finally start
prioritizing our tax dollars to fund our nation’s real national security
needs instead of growing the Obama nanny state.

— Sarah Palin