Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is saying “I told you so” following reports of a potential Russian “military invasion” in Ukraine.
AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File
AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File
Though she was mocked for it, Palin actually speculated in 2008 that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be encouraged to invade Ukraine after President Barack Obama’s weak response to the nation invading Georgia.
“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,” Palin told Foreign Policy in 2008, “
As Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell points out, conservative websites and personalities are reminding people of the quote.
Palin herself took to Facebook on Friday to remind supporters of her prediction.
“Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine,” she wrote. “Here’s what this ‘stupid’ ‘insipid woman’ predicted back in 2008.”