Sarah Palin had some supportive words for the Arizona Senator she ran with as the GOP’s vice presidential candidate in 2008. In a Facebook post, Palin backed up John McCain’s assessment that President Obama is underestimating Vladimir Putin’s intentions as well as understating the threat from al-Qaeda:

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.”

Palin also wrote that the president should “start prioritizing our tax dollars to fund our nation’s real national security needs instead of growing the Obama nanny state.”

McCain made the comments during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.