Rep. Michele Bachmann cited Somali threat in national security debate
Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 28, 2011
Thanks to Richard Falknor at Blue Ridge Forum for tipping me off to this unreported (or at least I couldn’t find mention of it!) answer to a question in last week’s Republican national security debate.
The question was from the American Enterprise Institute’s Mark Teese who wanted to know what threat are we not talking about. From CNN’s transcript of the debate:
QUESTION: My name is Mark Teese (ph) and I’m a visiting fellow with the American Enterprise Institute. And my question has to do with the unexpected. During the 200 Presidential debates, Governor George W. Bush was never asked about the threat from Al Qaida, yet the battle with Al Qaida dominated his presidency. What national security issue do you worry about that nobody is asking about, either here or in any of the debates so far?
And, then at the tail end of most of the other candidates weighing in, Bachmann says this:
BACHMANN: Well, I would agree with what my colleagues said up here on the stage. And also, we need to remember, we won the peace in Iraq. And now President Obama is intentionally choosing to give that peace away.
This is a significant issue because we’re taking the terrorist threat away from the Middle East, bringing it to the United States.
We talked about Al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab is real. In my home state of Minnesota, we’ve just had two convictions of two women that are financing terror with Al-Shabaab. This threat, I believe, now is in the United States and now the threat has come home and that’s what we have to deal with.
I mentioned this conviction of the two women who are US citizens here. They showed complete disdain for our system of justice telling the court that all infidels would go to hell.
How did we get so many Somalis in the US? Please visit one of the most widely read posts (19,065 views) here at RRW.
BTW, on NumbersUSA Presidential candidate score card, Michele Bachmann ranks the highest with a B- score.
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