'Told Ya So': Palin Recalls '08 Ukraine Prediction

On campaign trail, she warned Russia might invade based on Obama policies

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 1, 2014 10:34 AM CST

(Newser) – Sarah Palin is happily sticking it back to critics who mocked her comments about Russia back in the 2008 campaign, reports CNN. The reason is this quote from a speech of hers in Reno:

  • "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."

Given what's happening on the ground, Palin took to Facebook to gloat a little. "Yes, I could see this one from Alaska," she writes, recalling the Tina Fey "I can see Russia from my house!" spoof. Her post continues: "I'm usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did." As Breitbart.com notes, Foreign Policy magazine called Palin's comments "strange" at the time and dismissed the idea as "an extremely far-fetched scenario."

Sarah Palin speaks in Washington in 2013.
Sarah Palin speaks in Washington in 2013.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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