COMMENTARY | Potential 2012 presidential Republican nominee Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has been on a media blitz slamming President Barack Obama for his intervention in Libya. She lashed into President Obama saying, “Humanitarianism is the new Obama Doctrine.”
Some will say anything to point a finger at President Obama. On March 24, Col. Oliver North took to the airwaves of Fox News and complained about Obama’s failure to meet with Congress before sending military aid to Libya.
“Quite frankly, it’s unparalleled in my entire experience in the military going all the way back to the 1960s,” North expressed. “Every president has gone to the Congress to get a resolution to support whatever it is he wanted to do. And (Obama) doesn’t ask the Congress because he doesn’t know what he wants to do.”
Many Americans, who can clearly remember when Ronald Reagan was President, can recall the Iran-Contra scandal. North helped run a secret operation to sell guns to Iran in exchange for American hostages. This action just so happened to be illegal and Congress precisely prohibited the scheme.
While it may be a well-known fact that hypocrisy exists, should it exist with potential Presidential nominees? Bachmann declared very righteously, “we do not use the military for humanitarian causes.” In 1992, the U.S. military operated a humanitarian mission in the east African country of Somalia.
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