Sarah Palin Does It Again

Published: Apr 27, 2014 22:12pm EDT
By shaunmerritt, Entertainment/Sports Writer for Konsume Politics

Please Note: This article was updated Apr 27, 2014 @ 10:42pm EDT


Sarah Palin, while headlining an NRA event this past weekend, told the crowd, "If I were in charge, they would know that water boarding is how we baptize terrorists." This is just one of many reasons I thank God that Sarah Palin is not in a major position of power. Every time she opens her mouth, the same thought enters my head, “Sarah, please shut up.”

What Mrs. Palin fails to understand it that America is trying to hold itself to a higher standard. One that is higher than that of both its current and future enemies. You see, the Nazis tortured, Stalin tortured, the wartime Japanese tortured, Saddam Hussein tortured, and the Viet Cong tortured (John McCain should know this). America doesn't torture.

Or at least we try not to. Just because someone “might” have information doesn’t give you license to do whatever you deem necessary to get that information. I have yet to hear one major instance of some major crises being adverted because we tortured the suspect. While I am not trying to be naïve that it doesn’t happen at various levels, the ends do not justify the means.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that drunk drivers kill almost 10,000 people a year. That's three Sept. 11's. If we started cutting off a finger for every time a person is convicted of a DUI, drunk-driving rates would fall and 10,000 innocent people could be saved every year. Would we not be justified in doing this?

One such claim that water boarding works is that of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. It is reported that he produced vital information that allowed the US to break up a plot to attack the Liberty Tower in Los Angeles in 2002. Sheikh Mohammed wasn’t captured until March 2003. That’s right, Sheikh Mohammed's water-boarded confession prevented the Library Tower attack that the Bush administration "broke up" the previous year.

Didn’t water boarding help us get Bin Landen? According to the White House, intelligence experts found Bin Laden by tracking a trusted courier. "I have spoken with people who are very close to the investigation who say that initial information came from Kalid Sheik Mohammed after he was water-boarded, directly relating to the courier,” said Congressman Peter King.

Kalid Shiek Mohammed was water-boarded 183 times and we got was a name. However, the identity and whereabouts of that courier only came to light years later. "In the end, no detainee in CIA custody revealed the facilitator/courier's full true name or specific whereabouts," CIA Director Leon Panetta has said. "I think we could have gotten Bin Laden without that," he later added in an interview on Meet the Press.

This is what makes Palin’s comments so appalling. Water boarding is a black scare in America’s history. To say we are going to use it to “baptize” someone is so stupid it boggles the mind. I doubt Mrs. Palin would be happy if we found out that our solders were being water boarded.

During her speech, Palin would go on about Second Amendment rights, which she said liberals are "attacking" in addition to the United States' "foundational values and tradition."  Those some traditions that said women couldn’t own land, run for office, or even vote, but then again, it was those pesky liberals that made us change the constitution so that everyone could have a voice.

We shouldn’t be really surpisers by Mrs. Palin’s lack of intelligence. After all this is the same woman who said during CPAC speech on March 8, 2014, "Mr. President, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke." Only Palin can take a statement by the NRA and make it even more idiotic.  


Comments (2)

  • shaunmerritt   Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:03PM
    apologies for the typos... had some site issues getting it loaded -

  • Anonymous   Apr 27, 2014 @ 11:07PM
    Try using spellcheck. -

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