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Sarah Palin’s Shocking NRA Speech: ‘Waterboarding Is How We Baptize Terrorists’

Mon, April 28, 2014 10:11am EDT by Emily Longeretta 4 Comments

Once again, Sarah Palin has taken the podium and wow’d people with her harsh words. On April 26, she spoke out at the ‘Stand & Fight,’ a rally held by the National Rifle Association, and said what she’d do differently if she was running things — but many are shocked by her statement.

Well, that’s one way to get someone’s ear. At Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin added to her quotable speeches when speaking at the NRA rally in front of thousands and explaining how she’d deal with terrorists — and brutal is an understatement!

Sarah Palin’s NRA Speech

Speaking on the US’ counterterrorism policies, the 50-year-old 2008 VP candidate claimed that President Obama‘s ways of life “coddled adversaries.” However, that’s not the line that drew the nation’s attention.

“Come on. Enemies, who would utterly annihilate America, they who’d obviously have information on plots, to carry out Jihad,” she said on April 26. “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’d baptize terrorists.”

Waterboarding is defined as “a harsh interrogation technique in which water is poured onto the face and head of the immobilized victim so as to induce a fear of drowning.”

Sarah Speaks Afterward: I Stand By My Comments

She was asked about the controversial remarks the next day at a rally for Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst.

“Would I make it again? Why wouldn’t I, yeah, absolutely,” she told NBC News. “Terrorists who want to annihilate Americans, innocent Americans, our children – whatever it takes to stop them. If I were in charge, I’d be stoppin’ em,” she said.

Wow — pretty intense, we’d say. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Sarah’s comments were too harsh? Let us know!

— Emily Longeretta

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