Michele Bachmann, at CPAC, tried to highlight her foreign policy credentials. She is a Tea Party darling on economic issues so it was a natural fit for her to expand into the foreign policy landscape. And she did not waste much time going after Obama.
She dismissed getting Osama bin Laden and Gaddhafi as being pale in comparison to his failures. She further states that by supporting the Arab Spring in Egypt, a friendly government turned towards the Muslim Brotherhood.
“The Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader has called for the killing of United States troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan,” she said. “It’s unthinkable that the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader is now acting today as a mediator between the United State and our enemy the Taliban in Afghanistan.”
Mrs. Bachmann said the president’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood and his failure to stand by Mr. Murbarak helped fuel the 2011 revolution in Egypt that “led to a regime that was based on Sharia law,” referring to an Islamic moral code. She said Egypt’s new government has led to the persecution of non-Muslims in the country and caused more than 100,000 Christians to flee the country.
She also blamed Mr. Obama for political instability in Tunisia and for failing to back a pro-democracy movement in Iran.
“Since Obama’s election, Israel rarely has enjoyed President Obama’s support,” she said. “In Israel’s hour of dire need, the United States must stand with Israel.”
Mrs. Bachman added that before the Obama presidency, “no one had ever heard a United States president say to the world that we are anything other than an exceptional nation. We are.”
“And before President Obama was elected no president had ever gone around apologizing to the world,” she said.