Republican presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann called Tuesday on President Obama to bar Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from attending this week’s session of the United Nationals General Assembly.
Chastising him as an international “outlaw” and a “deadly dictator,” the Minnesota Republican, who is looking to stop her recent slide in national polls, accused Mr. Ahmadinejad of being in violation of the United Nations charter and international law.
“He is, in the most literal sense, an outlaw and he should not be allowed in the United States,” she said, while demanding Mr. Obama stop him from coming to the U.N. “This administration tried and failed to do ‘outreach’ to Iran, reminding us once again that appeasement of deadly dictators is never a wise or effective strategy.”
Mrs. Bachmann said she is committed to “doing whatever is necessary to prevent the emergence of a nuclear Iran.”
“When madmen in positions of power make wild and genocidal threats — we should listen to them, and take the necessary counter-measures to stop them and their evil intents,” she said. “Such threats are an affront to Israel, the United States, and all of the peace-loving peoples of the world.”