Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has taken her special perspective on world affairs to a new level, telling an audience in Concord, N.C., on Thursday that the Arab Spring was the unwelcome consequence of weak leadership from President Obama.
In Bachmann’s telling, the widespread popular — and mostly peaceful — movements by Arab people to liberate themselves from decades of brutal dictatorships has posed a threat to the safety of Israel, and should not have been allowed to take place.
“For six months, we have witnessed an extraordinary change taking place in the Middle East and North Africa,” Obama said in the speech. “Square by square, town by town, country by country, the people have risen up to demand their basic human rights. … It will be the policy of the United States to promote reform across the region, and to support transitions to democracy.”
It’s not the first time Bachmann has cited negative consequences from the democratic movements in the Middle East. In a speech two weeks ago in L.A., Bachmann referenced the “rise of radical elements” as one unfortunate product of the revolutions.
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