Sarah Palin says she saw the Russian invasion of Ukraine coming as conservatives wag a finger at those who scoffed at her assertions in 2008.
“Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did,” Palin wrote on Facebook Friday, “despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine.”
“Here’s what this ‘stupid’ ‘insipid woman’ predicted back in 2008: ‘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,'" she wrote.
In a 2008 interview with Katie Couric, Palin said Alaska’s proximity to Russia is evidence of her foreign policy experience.
"As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border," Palin told CBS in September 2008.
Conservatives were quick to point out her prediction as news broke of the Russian military surrounding the Ukrainian parliament on Friday.
Palin Mocked in 2008 for Warning Putin May Invade Ukraine if Obama Elected: During the 2008 presidential campa... http://t.co/y25m32E5n9
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 28, 2014
Palin not only knows where Russia is, but she knew what Putin would do to Ukraine with Obama as president http://t.co/NdN9MjZR5n
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) February 28, 2014
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) March 1, 2014