Sarah Palin on Syria: "Let Allah sort it out"

Palin was objecting to Obama's decision to send arms to the rebels

Published June 16, 2013 1:53PM (EDT)

At the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C., Sarah Palin objected to President Obama's decision to send arms to the Syrians rebels, instead suggesting that the U.S. should "let Allah sort it out."

"Militarily, where is our commander in chief?" she asked. "We’re talking now more new interventions. I say, until we know what we’re doing, until we have a commander and chief who knows what he’s doing, well, in these radical Islamic countries, who aren’t even respecting basic human rights, where both sides are 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."

Here's video of Palin's full remarks. The Syria comments come in around the 7:35 mark:

By Jillian Rayfield

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