Fox is the home for people of all kinds: conspiracists, racists, homophobic evangelicals and anti-science crackpots, so the Minnesota Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann is certainly the perfect guest.
The child-like mind of Bachmann, a Seven Mountains Dominionist, can not discern reality from her obsession with the Evangelical tenet of Judgment Day. Not sure how someone on the Intelligence Committee has so little intelligence and such a tenuous grip on sanity, but that's pretty indicative of the Tea Party Caucus whose members are absolutely incapable of ever telling the truth. This segment was perhaps one of the most dishonest I've ever seen.
Bachmann began by assigning President Obama the same simplistic and childish opinion that she has on war: the president seems to think there are good wars (Afghanistan) and there are bad wars (Iraq). Fox's Bill Hemmer jumped right into Lake Minnecrazy by calling this the "Coalition of the Slightly Willing." Why not rewrite history, changing the fact that France opposed the 2003 invasion and is joining us now in airborne missions over Syria? She says the irony is President Obama thinks Iraq is now the good war and refuses to act upon Syria, even though yesterday's offensive was the biggest so far, with the help of France.
The lies continued as Bachmann claimed Turkey won't be helping us out one bit, the day after a shift in the attitude of the nation. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned home from the United Nations last week, he said Turkey was ready to play a more active role in the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition that has drawn new members both from across the West as well as the Arab world. She somehow believes we don't have the same level of intelligence and technology that we had over ten years ago and even if we did, the president refuses to use our resources.
Forgetting the close to one million innocent civilians killed in Bush's crusade, Bachmann accused the Obama Administration of launching costly and indiscriminate airstrikes that have killed innocent people. Hemmer asked if the briefings she receives indicate if we are having an impact on ISIL. She said,
...We're having a far diminished impact than we could if we decided to be serious and take them on full frontal. Because the president wants to put the finest military on the shelf, the U.S. military and instead use....something else.
It was a policy decision for the president not to see what was in front of his eyes. She really believes the facts were there in plain sight , both Democrats and Republicans knew this and behind closed doors, they told the administration to "wake up." I suppose McCain knew this intelligence in 2013, when he posed with the ISIL hierarchy?
Of course she has erased the whole WMD fiasco from her skull when she bashes Obama's foreign intelligence. We can't expect a whole lot from the person who claimed the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to abolish slavery. Fox and their minions have rewritten history before and will keep on doing it until we pass something like Canada's Truth in Broadcasting law.