With oil prices collapsing, the crisis in the Middle East is now more urgent than ever. The Saudis are losing their foothold. Iran has been emboldened by Barack Obama’s apologetic gestures. Syria invites the Russian hand, and Putin dreams of rebuilding his foreign policy bona fides. Elsewhere, Pakistan and Israel and Turkey are facing defining moments. ISIS seems unstoppable. The future of this region is in grave peril and the only constant is the threat of all out warfare.
The United States has long played a fateful role in the Arab’s homeland dilemma. We were thrust into that position in the post-WWII years and haven’t looked back since. It’s the necessity of the paramount superpower to guide the lesser nations towards peace, and maybe even democracy some day. To that end, we have spent enormous resources in flesh and finances securing some degree of tenuous stability amongst these ever-mistrustful nations.
Has that been our Christian duty? Most experts would agree that it rarely feels like a crusade of righteousness. No, the Middle East has been a tragedy that only spirals downward. The American public receives no glory, no gratitude for all the moral investment made in those once-sacred lands. Even Israel turns its back on our mission to illuminate their plight.
With Barack Obama’s reign finally heading toward its twilight, a precious new opportunity arises. There is hope in some quarters, a hope that a conservative executive in the Oval Office can restart the peace process. We have an immediate need to correct the criminal legacy of Secretary’s Clinton and Kerry. If the polls are correct and we see a Trump or a Cruz or even a Rubio in the White House in 2017, the Middle East will beckon a fresh vision.
There is an unmistakable power to Governor Sarah Palin’s faith. She shares it with everyone who comes into contact with her. It is a brilliant, glowing thing expressed throughout her life. Palin was one of the most important and memorable governors in recent Alaskan history. She was a groundbreaking national campaigner in 2008. Since then, she has been ahead of the curve of every major political sea change from the Tea Party to Donald Trump. And she still has so much more to give.
As a sophisticated strategist and philosophical visionary, Palin has the necessary leadership skills to triumph on the international stage. She has earned the respect of leaders around the world, from Vladimir Putin to Turkey’s Erdoğan. At home, she is revered as one of our nation’s greatest national treasures. The people will certainly demand a vital position for her in the coming Republican administration after all she has sacrificed for us.
There is simply no one else like here on the global stage today. Her honesty is as bracing as it is beautiful. She speaks eloquently of her passions and her patriotism. There is an unmistakable grace to her intellect. It is deft, defying the fashionable sarcasms and pettiness of our media age. And when she speaks to the heartland, the heartland listens. No one commands the respect on both sides of the aisle that Palin does. She is a phenomenon that spreads beyond party lines. That bodes particularly well for the divided Middle East.
Sarah’s special dedication to Christ may make her mission to this ancient land a sacred calling. It’s hard not to be awed by her presence and that could surely be an asset when addressing radical terror. If we are to understand the Bible correctly, we must see that Islam’s notion cannot have a stranglehold over the Arab peninsula forever. As the End Times approach, only a truly significant presence can break that spell. Could Palin be the one? Could she lead the huddling masses of Arabs into the bosom of true faith?
Only time will tell, but surely wherever Sarah Palin goes, the people will follow.