Palin links energy policies, Iran

Sarah Palin tied the energy policies she favors to diminishing the Iranian threat.

Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee and Alaska governor, favors drilling for oil in the United States.

“To confront the threat that Iran might seek to cut off nearly a fifth of world energy supplies or that terrorists might strike again at the Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia or that Venezuela might shut off its oil deliveries,” Palin said, “we Americans need to produce more of our own oil and gas.”

Palin also mocked the Democratic presidential nominee, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), for saying in a debate more than a year ago that as president he would meet the leaders of pariah states unconditionally.

“Terrorist states are seeking nuclear weapons without delay – he wants to meet them without preconditions,” she said.

Obama has since backtracked and said he would require extensive preparations before such a meeting.

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