Posted by: sean | October 24, 2011

Michelle Bachmann: Iraq should reimburse the US for war

On top of being an imbecile, Michelle Bachmann is a horrible, horrible person. This interview she did on Face the Nation beggars belief. She is furious that the US is bringing troops back from Iraq after 8 years, and is offended that Iraqis have so little respect for, and fear of, the country that invaded it for no good reason, destroying its infrastructure and killing tens or even hundreds of thousands of its citizens.

Not only that, she believes that the Iraqi government should have to reimburse the US for what it has spent invading and then occupying Iraq:

The problem is we’ve put a lot of deposit into this situation with Iraq, and to think that we are so disrespected and they have so little fear of the United States that there would be nothing that we would gain from this — that’s why I called on President Obama to return to the negotiating table.

The Obama administration has said they got everything they wanted. They got exactly nothing.

I believe that Iraq should reimburse the United States fully for the amount of money that we have spent to liberate these people. They’re not a poor country; they’re a wealthy country.

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Responses

  1. It is embarrassing that someone as lacking in knowledge of the world and as radically religious as she would is well liked by many in the US.

    I agree with your assessment that she is a terrible, terrible person, completely without compassion or understanding of the rights and concerns of others.

  2. She has a small point, misplaced with Iraq, but worth noting. The USA supplies the world (or threatens the world) with an enormous military presence (empire) which is paid for by the USA’s taxpayers (or by loans borrowed in their name) at NO SMALL EXPENSE!

    Assuming the USA argues (but to whom?) that its military benefits anyone at all (other than the DoD and military provisioners and the like) and further argues that it indeed benefits countries other than the USA (by protecting the oil markets and transportation lanes, for example, by protecting S. Korea from N. Korea, for another example), then a question arises: why not make these services pay for themselves by demanding payment from everyone who benefits from our so very, very expensive empire?

    I don’t agree with Bachmann that our victims should pay us, but how about our friends? EU, Japan, etc.


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