Michele Bachmann continues to bring the crazy and the stupid, one-upping her equally whacko competitors during last weekend’s debate on foreign policy issues by claiming that Obama is allowing the ACLU to run the CIA:
At least Bachmann has the pleasure of knowing she beat Herman Cain by telling America that God wanted her to run for president first… though even here Cain one-upped her by not just claiming that God wanted him to run, but that God wanted him to be president. Perhaps Michelle Bachmann felt that, if she wanted to stand out in a crowd already well-known for its outré pronouncements, she had to come up with something really out in left field. So she told the debate audience that President Obama “is allowing the ACLU to run the CIA.”
That will certainly come as news to the ACLU. In the real world, as opposed to Planet Wingnuttia where Bachmann resides, the ACLU has been suing both the Bush and Obama administrations over actions by the CIA, the NSA and the Pentagon in the war on terror, including cases involving the Patriot Act, warrantless wiretaps and data mining and torture. And the Obama administration has done even more damage to the Constitution than the Bush administration did in all of these areas, invoking the broadest possible conception of the State Secrets Privilege in order to have all such cases dismissed.