GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann joined the chorus of Republican voices criticizing today’s speech on the Middle East by President Obama.
Although most of the speech dealt with the popular uprisings across the Arab world, Obama also urged for a permanent peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians based on Israel’s 1967 borders.
Bachmann, who plans to announce whether she’ll run for President soon, described Obama’s policy as a “betrayal” of a close ally and an “insult” to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will be meeting Obama tomorrow at the White House.
“[T]he policy of land-for-peace has meant that Israel has continually had to give away increasing amounts of its land and decrease its size,” said Bachmann in a statement. “In exchange, it has still not known security.”
This isn’t first time Bachmann has offered unconditional support for Israel. At a speech last year in Los Angeles, she was quoted as saying, “if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the United States.”