(Video) Bachmann again hammers Obama on Libya

By Andy Birkey
Monday, October 31, 2011 at 6:00 am

Michele Bachmann said again that the United States shouldn’t have participated in the overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

“My position is that the United States should not have gone into Libya because again the last chapter isn’t written. This is a snapshot in time,” Bachmann told Christiane Amanpour of ABC’s ‘This Week.’ “Clearly this was about regime change. That is the precursor for the United States’ involvement in another nation’s affairs.”

Bachmann said the result of Gaddafi’s overthrow was a “mess.”

“We don’t know who the next leader will be,” she said, “It could be a radical element. We knew who the devil was that was running. We don’t know that next one.”

She said Libya’s oil revenues could finance a “global caliphate and extremist elements.”

On Iran, Amanpour pressed Bachmann. She had earlier called the plot to assassinate the United States’ ambassador to Saudi Arabia an “act of war.” Iran has denied any involvement in the foiled plot.

Amanpour asked how she would retaliate against Iran if she were elected president.

“I think the one thing that I would do that is very different than President Obama is I wouldn’t take my eye off the fundamental problem in the Middle East and that is an Iran that is seeking to gain a nuclear weapon,” said Bachmann.

Amanpour pressed Bachmann again about what types of force she would use considering Bachmann had already declared the plot an act of war, but Bachmann dodged.

“I would consider the use of everything we need to do,” she said.

Here’s a full clip of Bachmann’s interview:

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Comment posted October 31, 2011 @ 9:34 am

Poor Michele Bachmann!!

The attention is no longer on her. So she has to stick her foot in here mouth, come up with some lame reason to accuse President Obama of being smart, only to stay relevant somehow.

Sorry Michele! No one is paying any attention to you!!!

Derek Wain
Comment posted October 31, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

MB has plenty of attention. The MN papers run stories on her every day. Her popularity is a threat the the Team Obama media jackals.

Comment posted October 31, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

Yes the war was phony, but she voted money for it.

Zera Lee
Comment posted November 1, 2011 @ 5:39 am

We did not put boots on the ground in Libya, nor did we create any obligation to rebuild there. What we did do was neutralize the weapons we sold Qadhafi and the mercenaries he hired to kill his people.

In short, we leveled the playing field for the rebels. They fought their own rebellion, and have every right to be proud of their victory and their well-earned freedom. We also gave them reason to like us even after we supported Qadhafi for so long.

If the UN had done nothing, the rebellion would have failed and Libya would have remained a powderkeg. If the UN had intervened and we had not supported them, it would have hurt our position in the world. We could have lost any goodwill from the Arab Spring.

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