Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says the thwarted terror plot against Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States shows terrorists are bold enough to think they can strike again on American soil.
“We have a very dangerous time in the United States that we’re looking at and part of that problem, unfortunately, is that President Obama has sent signals of weakness across the world and those signals have not been lost on foreign dictators like the dictator that’s in Iran and so now they’re so bold that they think they can have assassination plots in the United States,” Bachmann says. “That has to end.”
Bachmann, who is in the midst of her third term in congress, is a member of the House Intelligence Committee.
“I know how to be tough on the terrorists. That’s exactly what we’ve got to do,” Bachmann said in Denison last night. “…I’ll tell the terrorists across the world that, ‘Not in our country, you don’t.'”
A recent poll conducted for The Wall Street Journal and NBC News found 61 percent of Americans approve of the way President Obama has handled the war on terror. Obama gave the order to a Navy Seal operation into Pakistan which led to the killing of Osama bin Laden earlier this year. A recent U.S. military strike in Yemen led to the killing of key al Qaida operatives there.
Bachmann made stops in Denison and Sioux City Thursday. She is campaigning this afternoon in Sioux Center, Rock Rapids and Estherville.
(Reporting in Denison by KDSN’s Michael Earl; writing and editing by Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson)