Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called on President Obama to declare war on the religion of Islam at the 2014 Value Voters Summit today.
According to RawStory.com (video below), Rep. Bachmann stated, "Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton, we want our 1980s foreign policy back! Peace through strength! Peace through strength! We don’t want your failed ‘Russian reset’! We don’t want four Americans dead in Benghazi!”
While waxing nostalgically about the 1980s, Rep. Bachmann didn't mention the 241 U.S. service members who were killed in Lebanon by terrorists in 1983 under President Reagan, noted USA Today.
“Unbelievably, we have the first anti-Israel president in American history,” Rep. Bachmann said of President Obama. “That’s your legacy!”
However, according to ForeignPolicy.com, President Obama has provided Israel with record-high levels of Foreign Military Financing (FMF) with nearly $10 billion in aid by 2012. President Obama also provided Israel with an additional $275 million to finance its "Iron Dome" missile defense system. President Obama also sent bunker-busting bombs to Israel, which President Bush failed to do, noted The Daily Beast.
"This is spiritual warfare and what we need to do is defeat Islamic jihad," stated Rep. Bachmann, reports RightWingWatch.org.
"Sadly, our president has the wrong prescription," said Rep. Bachmann. "He even fails to acknowledge their motivations for bringing out jihad. Yes, Mr. President, it is about Islam! And I believe if you have an evil of an order of this magnitude, you take it seriously. You declare war on it, you don’t dance around it. Just like the Islamic State has declared war on the United States of America.”
“You kill their leader,” yelled Rep. Bachmann. “You kill their councils, you kill their army until they wave the white flag of surrender. That’s how you win a war!”
Rep. Bachmann failed to mention that President Obama has been bombing ISIS/ISIL for weeks and has drone-bombed numerous terrorists in several Islamic countries for years, according to RT.com.