"we to this day don’t yet know who the rebel forces are that we’re helping.....the president was absolutely wrong in his decision on Libya.”
Do you ever watch TV, Bachmann? We have had lots of Libyans to see on CNN. The Transitional Council is made up of people who used to work for Gadhafi and got sick of him, plus a few guys who lived in the USA for the past 20 years and went home to serve their country. The foot soldiers are carpenters and bricklayers and students and farmers. Yeah, they are all muslims, because that's who lives in Libya. As to the president's decision to publicly state that Gadhafi should step down, and his willingness to launch a few cruise missiles, please explain your opposition, and have a chat with your fellow Republican John McCain, who thinks we are not doing enough to depose Gadhafi. Here's the way it works with Libya: Gadhafi is our enemy, and has been our enemy for 40 years. Why did we choose to attack him? Because we could do so with a reasonable chance of success, seeing as so many of his countrymen had risen up against him. Call it opportunism if you wish, but opportunism works better than philosophical purity such as "we attack nobody" or "we attack everybody who disses the USA" neither of which are realistic.
Did you have any second thoughts about the "rebel forces" we helped in Iraq, some of whom later bombed US convoys? Did you have any second thoughts about "helping" the "rebel forces" in Afghanistan against the Taliban? Body count pretty high for both those US involvements. Body count of US soldiers in Libya so far? Zero, because Obama had the good sense to not send any.
I realize that you are being touted as the "winner" of the GOP debate last night. You did not humiliate yourself by contradicting yourself (other than the one time on the gay marriage questions) or getting your history wrong. But one good night does not a lucid person make. You have spouted nonsense repeatedly over the past year. I'm not going to forget it, and I'm not going to stop mentioning it. It's going to take more than just Ed Rollins advising you to get you to make sense.
Oh yeah, two more things. No, it would not be pretty if the Congress refuses to authorize raising the debt limit. Really, not pretty. And if we had tried to get through the banking crisis of 2008 without TARP, we'd all be trying to sell apples on street corners by now, to people who ain't buying.
Speaking of not buying, that's me- as regards what you are selling.