Bachmann: Iran Agreement Makes WWIII Inevitable

Michele Bachmann has predictably joined the chorus of conservative voices slamming President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran but offering not a single coherent argument for their claims. She claims that it makes World War III inevitable and Iran will be raining down nuclear ICBMs on us soon.

rmer Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) denounced the proposed nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran in a radio interview on Wednesday, calling it “literally the worst part” of President Barack Obama’s time in office.

“This puts Iran in a position where they would have the firepower to be able to take out not only Israel, but they would have the firepower to use intercontinental ballistic missiles against the United States with nuclear-tipped warheads,” she told Florida Live host Dan Maduri. “This virtually guarantees, in my opinion, a World War III. I think that alone would qualify Barack Obama for being the worst president that the United States has ever had to endure.”…

“It’s the worst thing that could happen. This literally is the worst part of the Obama presidency,” she said. “You can get economics wrong and you can turn it around. We saw Ronald Reagan do that in a remarkable way. Where we do have problems decades into the future are disasters with foreign policy.”

I’m sure this will come as a shock, but Bachmann is completely full of shit on this. First of all, Iran doesn’t have anything even close to an ICBM that will reach the United States. That would require a range of 9000 kilometers; the longest range missile they have is about 2000 miles. And of course, this agreement does the exact opposite, it makes sure that Iran can’t get a nuclear warhead.

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  • marcozandrini

    Ed, don’t confuse poor “L” with miles and kilometers. Remember she’s a tax lawerer. And, what will poor Marcus do when the Feds outlaw conversion therapy?

  • colnago80

    Ole Michele must be sampling the nose candy again.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    So colnago is saying drugs are to blame when Bachmann acts as mindlessly bigoted as colnago?

    Duly noted.

  • colnago80

    Come on Bee, be nice.

  • John Hinkle

    Where we do have problems decades into the future are disasters with foreign policy.

    Bachmann continued, “The bottom line is, you just can’t trust brown people, especially those with towels on their heads, whether his name is Ayatollah or Barack.”

  • Mr Ed

    How to be a conservative pundit in 4 easy steps

    1) Check overnight contributions – if low go to step 2

    2) Check Headlines determine if they are about Us or Them

    3) If about Us write opinion piece about who this is the greatest, include bit about how you helped. If Them write opinion piece about this is the worst since [Hitler, Communism, Socialism, Islam, Obama], include bit about how you are only hope.

    4) go back to sleep

  • gshelley

    Has anyone seen any rational objections to this? Anyone who made any effort to explain how Iran could still get enough enriched Uranium to make a bomb, despite the strict limits on how much they can have, the percentage enrichment, reduction in capacity to enrich and requirement to dispose of much of what they currently have?

    Anyone who has tried to argue that the inspection regime proposed is too lax and can be bypassed (rather than just asserted)?

    Anything at all other than either paranoid fantasies, suggestions Reagan could have got a much better deal, claims that just bombing them would be better or outright admission that the US should do what Israel tells them?

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Fuck you, colnago, you don’t get to tell anyone else to “be nice” after falsely accusing me of “celebrating” the murder of Israeli teenagers.

  • dõki

    She could make a stronger case to her voters by arguing that this agreement will prevent WW3, thus delaying the much coveted rapture, apocalypse and second coming for a few decades more.

  • Artor

    Colnago, why would anybody be “nice” to your brand of virulent idiocy? The shoe fits, so you get to lie in it!

  • colnago80

    Re Raging Bee @ #8

    Tsk, tsk, such talk.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Tsk, tsk, such empty pointless tone-trolling pomposity.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Parkways are for driving. Driveways are for parking. Nuclear non-proliferation agreements lead to nuclear proliferation. That’s just common sense.

  • colnago80

    Re Raging Bee @ #12

    Yawn.

  • StevoR

    @8. Raging Bee : Citatation? Link? Evidence?

  • illdoittomorrow

    “[…]Barack Obama for being the worst president that the United States has ever had to endure… It’s the worst thing that could happen. This literally is the worst part of the Obama presidency,”

    Until next week, when something even worser will happen!!

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    The guy who can’t tell Arabs from Persians, or radical mullahs from most other Iranians, and still thinks they’re all uncivilized, despite numerous reliable sources that show the opposite, is asking me for evidence? Seriously?

    If it’s colnago’s false accusation you’re asking about, it was in one of his comments in an FtB post (not sure which, most likely Ophelia’s if not Ed’s), shortly after Bibi’s pogrom in Gaza began, and before it ended. I know that’s kinda vague, but it’s all the effort you deserve from me.

  • John Pieret

    Until next week, when something even worser will happen!!

    Or next year when an even worser* president is elected!

    _______________________________________________________________

    Take your pick, Jeb or Hillary.

  • StevoR

    @17. Raging Bee : Once again, your lack of reading comprehension is very evident.

    Actually, I am well aware of the differences between Arabs and Persians, I don’t think all Iranians are alike and the things you claim I’ve said and thought, in reality, only in your mind. (In case you still haven’t noticed I actually support the Iran nuclear deal in discussion here and have only said so about fifty times already.)

    So, when all you have a vague baseless accusation .. I don’t think I or any else needs to buy it. Seems you are as usual unwilling to back up what you say with actual evidence.

    shortly after Bibi’s pogrom in Gaza

    Note that the word pogrom has a specific meaning. Look it up read, learn and think :

    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/pogroms.html

    Last years war in Gaza was NOT a pogrom, it was a war started and waged by Hamas against Israel and,however much you may disagree with Israel defending itself from Hamas to refer to what happened in Gaza last year as you did there is totally factually wrong and, I think, bigoted, racist anti-Semitism. (aka Judeaophobia.)

    Hint : The jewis

  • colnago80

    Re Raging Bee @ #17

    Bee wouldn’t know a pogrom from his nether orifice. A pogrom is what’s going on in Yarmouk, Syria. See the statement by Arab Knesset member Ahmad Tibi, no Zionist he.

    http://goo.gl/tOd5gY

  • StevoR

    D’oh. For clarity that’s :

    Actually, I am well aware of the differences between Arabs and Persians, I don’t think all Iranians are alike and those things you claim I’ve said and thought, in reality exist only in your mind. Its not what I’ve actually said or what I think just your total misunderstanding and misreading of me.

  • Hoosier X

    Darn! I was hoping colnago’s “Yawn” meant that he or she was bored and wouldn’t be commenting here anymore.

    No such luck.

  • D. C. Sessions

    I realize that asking for courtesy is a bit off-topic, but so are never-ending pissing contests. Please?

  • JustaTech

    About ICBMs:

    In college (about 15 years ago) a senior told a joke to freshmen about Low Grade Notices (ie, get your butt in gear, you’re failing) that went like this: LGNs aren’t the end of the world. ICBMs, now those are the end of the world.

    And we laughed and felt better.

    When I was a senior I told the same joke to freshmen and got total blank stares, because none of them knew what and ICBM was or why it would be the end of the world. Between me and them was this huge gulf of not having really experienced any of the Cold War (none of them remembered the Wall coming down).

    All of which is to say that Bachmann is really only talking to people older than 40 when she says “ICBM” and expects the audience to cower in fear.

  • theguy

    Bachshit doesn’t really understand (or care) about math. Like most right-wingers, she’s shoved her head so far up her ass she’s high on her own fumes – she says stupid shit and expects it to be taken as some great epiphany.

  • k_machine

    Where we do have problems decades into the future are disasters with foreign policy.

    Like the US support for the Shah of Iran? Maybe America should quit “helping” the Middle East.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Bachmann apparently has forgotten about all those American nuclear weapons that would rain down on anyone behind a nuclear attack on the US. Assuming of course the Russians and/or Chinese didn’t nuke whoever did it first, not wanting to take the risk they’d be the next target.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    …to refer to what happened in Gaza last year as you did there is totally factually wrong and, I think, bigoted, racist anti-Semitism. (aka Judeaophobia.)

    So criticizing Israeli policies is “anti-Semitism?” I’ll remember that next time you criticize an American policy, you lying asshole. You just flushed what little credibility you had left down the toilet.