Palin Tells NRA Members: ‘Waterboarding Is How We Baptize Terrorists’

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin at the annual NRA meeting in Indianapolis this Saturday.
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The Quitta' from Wasilla with some "tough talk" for the wingnuts at the NRA annual convention this weekend. Maybe we can get her to team up with her buddy Hannity to get waterboarded and then we'll see how many jokes she wants to make about it later.

Here's more from The Hill, who decided to dance around the notion that waterboarding is torture as well.

Palin at NRA meeting: ‘Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists’:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) defended the controversial enhanced interrogation technique of waterboarding this weekend, and implied that the practice would still be commonplace “if I were in charge.”

“They obviously have information on plots to carry out Jihad,” she said at the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting on Saturday evening, referring to prisoners. "Oh, but you can’t offend them, can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”

The remark stands in stark contrast to the opinion of her former running mate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

The former Republican presidential nominee, who spent more than five years in a prison camp during the Vietnam War, has repeatedly denounced the practice, which he says is torture.

In her speech, Palin praised the NRA, a group whose members “are needed now more than ever, because every day we are seeing more and more efforts to strip away our Second Amendment rights," she said.

“See, our patience is running thin. It’s being teased and tempted by some intellectual elite in some far distant capital wanting us to abandon even the ideas of the American revolution," she added.

To fight back, she told attendees at the conference in Indianapolis to come out in force in November.

h/t Raw Story


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