Al Qaeda". Bachmann then went on to explain that the President's actions proved that we are all most definitely living in what she refers to as the "Last Days".
Bachmann began her little jaunt into madness by insisting that: “President Obama waived a ban on arming terrorists in order to allow weapons to go to the Syrian opposition... Your listeners, U.S. taxpayers, are now paying to give arms to terrorists including al Qaeda.”
What the misinformed Bachmann is referring to is a decision by the Obama administration to "provide or license, where appropriate, certain non-lethal assistance" to vetted Syrian rebels not affiliated with terrorist organizations. This assistance would in turn help them resist chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian regime. Bachmann's claim that the administration "waived a ban on selling arms to terrorists" is altogether false.
Despite the fact that her premise is entirely without fact Bachmann did not stop there. She then went on to explain why her insane and mistaken accusation meant the end times were nigh...
"This happened, and as of today, the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists, now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s end time history."
Who could argue with that?
Bachmann remained upbeat about the whole situation though saying...
“Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha, come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this: that these days would be as the days of Noah.”
Once again, who could argue with that?
If you feel it necessary you can listen to a part of Bachmann's interview with Jan Markell here: