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Sarah Palin: ‘Waterboarding is How We’d Baptize Terrorists’

On Saturday, Sarah Palin told the crowd at the National Rifle Association just how counter-terrorism policy would be different if she was in charge. For one, she said she would not be afraid to use more torture.

According to Palin, Barack Obama has been too soft on those suspected of wanting to bring harm to America and as a result those “enemies who would utterly annihilate America – they who’d obviously have information on plots,” have been protected by ‘torture-phobic’ Obama.

“Oh, but you can’t offend them, can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen,” Palin said, mocking the White House.

She then said how she would not be afraid to “put the fear of God” in terrorists if she took up residence in the Oval Office.

“Well, if I were in charge,” she demanded to an audience erupting into applause, “they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”

In 2008, then-Presidential running mate John McCain actually spoke out against waterboarding and called such torture methods ineffective at gaining information. That did not stop his former vice-presidential pick, though, from proclaiming the torture method as the way to stop Muslim terrorists during the this weekend’s NRA meet-up.

She also took time to blame hypocritical liberals from not torturing enough and said that she would stop sugar-coating and call out all those Muslim ‘terrorists’ for what they truly are, unlike the anti-freedom liberals who don’t know that is right.

“Not when that evil Muslim terrorist Major Hassan massacres his fellow military soldiers at Fort Hood,” Palin said, insisting the liberals were hypocritical for referring to Hassan as a disgruntled employee rather than a Muslim terrorist and the devil he truly is.

She also joked, “Not all intolerant anti-freedom leftist liberals are hypocrites,” before quickly laughing,  “I’m kidding, yes they are.”

 

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