Sarah Palin slams Syrian civil war: ‘Let Allah sort it out’
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin slammed President Barack Obama’s administration for helping the rebel forces in Syria’s civil war on Saturday, ABC News reported.
“Until we have a commander in chief who knows what he’s doing, well, these radical Islamic countries aren’t even respecting basic human rights,” Palin said at the the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C. “Both sides, they’re slaughtering each other as they scream over an arbitrary red line, ‘Allah Akbar.’ I say until we have someone who knows what they’re doing, I say, let Allah sort it out.”
On Thursday, the White House approved a shipment of weapons to the opposition, citing proof that President Bashar al-Assad’s government had used chemical weapons during the fighting. The conflict is expected to be heavily discussed at the upcoming G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
Palin also criticized fellow Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) remarks during the event on Friday urging conservatives to support immigration reform because immigrants bring a younger population and “are more fertile.”
“I think it’s kind of dangerous territory, territory to want to debate this whole one race’s fertility rate over another, and I say this from someone who’s kind of fertile herself,” Palin told her audience.
Watch Palin’s remarks on Syria, posted online by the Huffington Post on Saturday, below.
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