(USA TODAY) -- Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin isn't backing down from comments this weekend about waterboarding terrorists.
In a Facebook post, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee stood by her remarks made Saturday at the National Rifle Association convention in Indianapolis and blasted "overly sensitive wusses who took offense."
Here's the top of her post from Monday, with the full link embedded at the bottom:
Actions to stop terrorists who'd utterly annihilate America and delight in massacring our innocent children? Darn right I'd do whatever it takes to foil their murderous jihadist plots – including waterboarding.
Before a capacity crowd at the NRA convention, Palin said: "If I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists."
Palin went on in her Facebook post to criticize "politicians who gut our military's budgets," President Obama's budget priorities when it comes to the Pentagon and the administration's handling of a backlog for veterans' medical care.
The controversial practice of waterboarding has been banned by Obama and strongly criticized by Arizona Sen. John McCain, who tapped Palin to be his running mate in 2008.