March 31st, 2010
02:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin warns of 'Second Holocaust' if Iran gains nuclear weapons

Just minutes after the clock expired on the first day of Passover, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin issued a biting critique of the Obama administration's Middle-East policy.
Just minutes after the clock expired on the first day of Passover, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin issued a biting critique of the Obama administration's Middle-East policy.

Washington (CNN) – Just minutes after the clock expired on the first day of Passover, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin issued a biting critique of the Obama administration's Middle-East policy via her Facebook page.

In a post entitled "Peace Not Possible if Iran Escapes Real Sanctions," Palin accuses President Obama of dropping the pursuit of "crippling" sanctions against Iran and treating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like an "unwelcome guest" during a recent visit to Washington.

"[J]ust as the Obama administration inexplicably gives up on imposing crippling sanctions on Iran, it's taken an uncompromising hard line against one country in the Middle East: Israel," Palin writes. "On his recent visit to Washington, the Israeli Prime Minister was treated like an unwelcome guest, as shown by White House actions such as refusing to be photographed with Israel's Prime Minister."

Palin argues that the Obama administration's actions have failed to rein in Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and that more than one year into Obama's presidency, his administration has made "no progress" on sanctions.

"The Obama administration has their priorities exactly backwards; we should be working with our friend and democratic ally to stop Iran's nuclear program, not throwing in the towel on sanctions while treating Israel like an enemy."

Palin warns that the consequences of a nuclear Iran would be devastating for Israel.

"Iran's leaders have repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel and with nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, the mullahs would be in a position to launch a Second Holocaust," Palin writes.

"We foresee a regional nuclear arms race beginning as other countries seek their own nuclear weapons to protect themselves from Iran. Nuclear non-proliferation efforts would be over," she added.

Last week, President Obama met at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a meeting that was closed to the press. Netanyahu also met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden during his trip to Washington.

The Israeli leader met with administration officials after a show of solidarity with leaders of Congress from both parties, during which he thanked the U.S. lawmakers for their "constant support" and "unflagging" friendship.

Netanyahu's visit came amid a row over Israel's decision to build new Jewish housing on disputed land in East Jerusalem.


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  1. Health care

    Chinese proverb: Wise Sayings
    A single conversation across a table with a wise Sarah Palin is worth a month's study of books.

    March 31, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  2. Waldemar Sanabria

    I would question Mrs. Palin's expertise in this area. After all, she has not told us that she can see Iran from her house,

    March 31, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  3. Colorado

    I wonder who really wrote this for her. Again fear, fear, and more fear. Go Away.

    March 31, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. Eka Febrina

    Why do we still have to listen to Palin? She just feeds the hunger for an anti Obama talks everywhere. I don't see any real actions that she can tackle herself to make better conditions for Americans.

    March 31, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. Anthony In Miami

    This is the problem with politics! This undermines our stance with Iran. To say something because it sounds good to say to make the President seem weak on a policy is crazy! My cousin is in Afghanistan as we speak. Our troops are united behind this President. We're making the biggest gains ever seen in a conflict in that region. Stop FEAR MONGERING! When she had an opportunity to show her knowledge on world affairs, she blew it! Will someone please remind her of that!

    March 31, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  6. Avg Guy in Red State Kansas

    Wow! Sara Palin obviously is being coached by some of the finest minds in the Tea Party movement. The same "movement", by the way, which in many ways produces results identical to a bowel movement.

    And just what qualifies her to make such observations. Isn't it obvious? She can see Russia from her back door!

    You can take the girl out of the trailer, but you can't take the trailer out of the girl.

    March 31, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  7. Jay

    Sarah Palin and the GOP thrive off of the use of FEAR tactic. With its proven track record (i.e. 8 years of W. #43) why stop now?!

    Palin should seriously do us all a favor and fade back into the anonymous crowd of politicians from which she came.

    I mean after the Mc Cain / Palin run for the White House, how can Americans take her seriously?

    Palin has proven time and time again her lack of the fundamentals so why should anyone trust her words on such a sensitive issue like this one?

    March 31, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  8. mindbodythoughts

    Wow, I wonder if Palin could find anything good to say about Obama. She's sure full of hate.

    March 31, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  9. David

    i wish someone would put Palin in a camp and gas her..

    March 31, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. Palin's a Zombie

    At the time I didn't give it much thought, but the term pig with lipstick has never been more appropriate.

    March 31, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  11. Jimbo

    I wonder if Palin can find Iran on a map.

    March 31, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
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