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Bachmann: ‘Arab Spring’ a bad thing, caused by Obama

While many have thought that the recent movements in Arab countries to throw off longtime dictators are a good thing, maybe even a step towards democracy in those lands, Michele Bachmann disagrees.
She told an audience in North Carolina Thursday th

While many have thought that the recent movements in Arab countries to throw off longtime dictators are a good thing, maybe even a step towards democracy in those lands, Michele Bachmann disagrees.

She told an audience in North Carolina Thursday that throwing out the dictators may pose a threat to Israel and that President Obama is to blame.

“You want to know why we have Arab Spring?” Bachmann asked in the appearance. “Barack Obama has laid the table for the Arab Spring by demonstrating weakness from the United States of America.”

The Huffington Post notes that Bachmann has expressed concerns in the past about the democratic movements in the Middle East:

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In a speech two weeks ago in L.A., Bachmann referenced the “rise of radical elements” as one unfortunate product of the revolutions.

This week, she upped her criticism of Obama for not doing more to prevent the toppling of the Arab dictators.

 “The number one duty of the president is to be the commander in chief,” Bachmann concluded.