Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) says she wouldn’t be afraid to torture terrorists if she were president.
“C’mon! Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would obviously have information on plots. They carry out jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them. Can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen,” Palin said on Saturday during a speech at the National Rifle Association’s “Stand And Fight” rally. “Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”
During her speech, Palin criticized the Obama administration’s national security policy, which she said pokes, “our allies in the eye, calling them adversaries, instead of putting the fear of God in our enemies” according to CBS News.
The rally, held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, was part of the NRA’s annual meeting.
Palin also warned the crowd that there are increased efforts to strip their gun rights. She said that Obama is trying to use gun control policy to control Americans.
“If you control oil, you control an economy. If you control money, you control commerce,” she said. “But if you control arms, you control the people, and that is what they’re trying to do.”
Watch the clip from Palin’s speech via CBS: