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.