Michele Bachmann has announced her stance on how we should deal with Iran. When she’s president, she told an Iowa crowd, “we wouldn’t have an embassy in Iran.” And she’s right, since we haven’t had one there in more than 30 years. That’s non-change we can believe in.
Update: Her campaign has come up with a rather amusing way to explain away this obvious gaffe.
As the comment took off on Twitter over the last few hours, Bachmann’s team put out a statement noting her seat on the House Select Committee on Intelligence – and suggesting she was making a ‘hypothetical’ based on the developments involving the British embassy in Iran.
She “is fully aware that we do not have an embassy in Iran and have not had one since 1980. She was agreeing with the actions taken by the British to secure their embassy personnel and was speaking in the hypothetical, that if she was President of the United States and if we had an embassy in Iran, she would have taken the same actions as the British,” the statement said.
Right. Hypothetically, if we did have an embassy there and it was attacked, she would make sure we didn’t. Even though we don’t. Or something.