Sarah Palin At NRA: ‘Waterboarding Is How We Baptize Terrorists’
So, not only is waterboarding acceptable, it is a religious rite, so that we can make terrorists into Christians. There is so much wrong with this statement, that unpacking it is a waste of time. Just on its surface it shows how a certain mindset works.
While firing up a crowd at an NRA convention in Indianapolis this weekend, Sarah Palin stated that gun-free zones are “stupid on steroids” (she knows all about stupid, folks. We should trust her on this) and that our founding figures “knew that if the Second Amendment goes, the rest of the Constitution is not far behind.”
Actually, the way things are shaping up, the Second Amendment will be the last one to go, if it goes at all. But let’s not let reality step in the way here; if we wanted facts and truth, we wouldn’t be turning to the NRA, much less half-term Governor Sarah Palin…
She also derided those who she said place an emphasis on political correctness in handling the country’s adversaries “instead of putting the fear of God in our enemies.”
She said later in her address that if “I were in charge” — a line that drew applause from the crowd — “they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.