America’s newest ally in the fight against ISIL and in stabilizing Iraq may well be Iran, one of the savvier Middle Eastern polities. Iran has it’s own pragmatic reasons for involving itself — it wants stable neighbors, it wants a sphere of influence, there’s a significant Shi’ite minority in Iraq, and ISIL is Sunni — but let he who is without Realpolitik intentions cast the first stone. The United States’ un-war against ISIL will need all the help it can get. And Iran might just provide.
So naturally, Michele Bachmann‘s parting advice for President Obama at the White House Christmas Party was to bomb Iran.
The outgoing Minnesota Republican told the Washington Free Beacon that she gave the President her two cents this week, right after her family took their pictures with him at the event. According to Bachmann, she “turned to the president and I said, something to the effect of, ‘Mr. President, you need to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities, because if you don’t, Iran will have a nuclear weapon on your watch and the course of world history will change.”
Bachmann noted that the President got a “condescending smile on his face and laughed at me.”
Gee. I wonder why.
The President’s response was “Well Michele, it’s just not that easy.”
Bachmann, however, continued pressing the non-point: “And I said to him, ‘No, Mr. President, you’re the president, it will happen on your watch, and you’ll have to answer to the world for this.’ And that was it and then I left. Merry Christmas.”
Happy Holidays, Michele. I’d say good riddance, but arguably, we’ve picked up someone even more insane than you are as a replacement.