SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – US Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has called President Barack Obama the “first anti-Israel president in American history.”
Attacking Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, she said “we want our 1980s foreign policies back. Peace through strength!”
“In their fantasy world, a smaller, diminished, less powerful United States is somehow supposed to bring about global tranquility,” she said in Washington on Friday.
The former presidential candidate also criticized Obama’s policy against the ISIL terrorists group.
She said the president asked Congress to follow him in a Vietnam-style, slow-walk response.
“Either the United States chooses to decisively defeat this brutal evil with every resource we have, or we are going to have to answer to the next generation: why we failed to defeat the totalitarian evil of our day.”
The Minnesota Republican suggested strong military action against ISIL.
“You kill their leader. You kill their council. You kill their army until they wave the white flag of surrender,” Bachmann said.
During his speech to the UN General Assembly this week, President Obama said Washington and its allies are training “the Syrian opposition to be a counterweight to” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.