September 19, 2008

Palin Warns of ‘Second Holocaust’

Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said Friday that if Iran develops nuclear weapons it could lead to a "second Holocaust."

Speaking to thousands of supporters in Blaine, Minn., the Alaska governor said she and GOP presidential nominee John McCain are committed to thwarting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's nuclear ambitions, ABC News reported.

"John McCain and I are committed to drawing attention to the danger posed by Iran's nuclear program and we will not waver in our commitment," Palin said. "I will continue to call for sustained action to prevent Iranian President Ahmadinejad from getting these weapons that he wants for a second Holocaust."

Palin also said she was disappointed that she was disinvited to a rally to protest Ahmadinejad's attendance at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly next week. The event was originally billed as a joint appearance with Palin and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., who sought the Democratic presidential nomination.

Palin was disinvited after Clinton withdrew.

"Unfortunately, though some Democrat partisans put politics first and now no elected official will be able to appear at that 'Stop Iran' rally, Iran's pursuit of these weapons should concern all Americans; this should not be a matter for partisan politics," Palin said.