Democrats mocked vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 election for her warnings about some of the dire possibilities if Barack Obama was elected president. But she was right when she spoke at a rally in Findlay Ohio, where she said then-Senator Obama’s indecision and moral equivalence would encourage Russian president Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine. She said:
After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.
Recent events show how right Palin’s prediction was, as Russia prepares to send troops into Ukraine
[Editor of Politico magazine] Hounshell wrote then that Palin’s comments were “strange” and “this is an extremely far-fetched scenario.”
“And given how Russia has been able to unsettle Ukraine’s pro-Western government without firing a shot, I don’t see why violence would be necessary to bring Kiev to heel,” Hounshell dismissively wrote.
Palin made her remarks on the stump after Obama’s running mate Joe Biden warned Obama supporters to “gird your loins” if Obama is elected because international leaders may test or try to take advantage of him.
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