Friday, February 23, 2007

Deal, Or No Deal?

Michele Bachman (R-Mars) says we can't leave Iraq because if we do, the Iranians will proceed with a deal they have already cut with, well somebody, to divide Iraq and set up a terrorist training area and safe haven. From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

“Iran is the trouble maker, trying to tip over apple carts all over Baghdad right now because they want America to pull out. And do you know why? It’s because they’ve already decided that they’re going to partition Iraq.

And half of Iraq, the western, northern portion of Iraq, is going to be called…. the Iraq State of Islam, something like that. And I’m sorry, I don’t have the official name, but it’s meant to be the training ground for the terrorists. There’s already an agreement made.

They are going to get half of Iraq and that is going to be a terrorist safe haven zone where they can go ahead and bring about more terrorist attacks in the Middle East region and then to come against the United States because we are their avowed enemy.”

I'm sure the Sunni in western Iraq and the Kurds in northern Iraq will openly welcome their new Shia overlords with open arms. Seriously, this woman lacks even the basic knowledge of what is going on in the region. Good thing she gets to vote on things pertinent to the conflict, huh?

Speaking in terms of pure politics though, this is great for the Minnesota Democratic party. She is Minnesota's answer to our very own Jean Schmidt. It's a ridiculously conservative district, one where a qualified person could make a name for him or herself and aspire to higher office. Bachman, like Schmidt, is an idiot and isn't going anywhere. She will probably continue to be re-elected unless she gets taken out in a primary, thus taking a nice bench building seat away from the republicans in Minnesota for years. More please in other states! Hell, we should be helping people like her take as many really solid red districts around the country.

And to think I was bitching about not having Katherine Harris to kick around anymore. I think I've found a replacement.

Found via TPM

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