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Failed former GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) -- truly, in her own element sounding alarms over "extremists" in other nations -- went into full attack mode on President Obama and his foreign policies, calling him the "most dangerous president we have ever had," and directly tying his policies to the violence in Egypt and Libya.
Bachmann, in remarks at the Values Voter Summit at Washington's Omni Shoreham hotel, accused the Obama administration of responding to the chaos - which resulted in the death of four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya - with "weakness and lack of resolve."
"This was an intentional act that was done by radical Islamists who seek to impose their set of beliefs on the rest of the world and we will not stand for it," Bachmann continued. "No one here is suggesting that all Muslims are radical (*cough*) but we should not be ignorant of the objective reality that there's a very radical wing of Islam that's dedicated to the destruction of America, of Israel, and Israel's allies, and what we're watching developing before our eyes today are the direct consequences of this administration's policy of apology and appeasement across the globe."
"I'm no master war strategist," (Indeed!) she said, but "appeasement doesn't work."
Bachmann also accused Mr. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of pushing "enforced Islamic speech codes" in U.S. counterterrorism training materials, referring to an FBI probe first reported by Wired Magazine in February that eliminated, wrote Wired, "over 700 pages of documentation from approximately 300 presentations given to agents since 9/11 ... describing 'mainstream' Muslims as 'violent.'"
Those documents, Wired reported, were purged due to "'factual errors'; 'poor taste'; employment of 'stereotypes' about Arabs or Muslims; or presenting information that 'lacked precision.'"
Bachmann then sounded alarms about Egypt's ruling party, the Muslim Brotherhood, before urging the president to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stand in solidarity with Israel:
"And as President Obama needs to get his priorities straight, what he needs to do is cancels (sic) his interview with David Letterman – (cheers, applause) – cancel his meeting with Beyonce – (cheers, applause) – cancel his meeting with Jay-Z and instead agree to meet with the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu."(cheers, applause)
Then after tightening up her tin-foil hat, Bachmann declared that the attack on the Libyan consulate this week was part of a 10-year plan “to implement its Sharia-based speech code requirements worldwide.”
A full transcript of Bachmann's rant is below the fold.
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