Just when you think Michele Bachmann can’t get any more dishonest or crazy, she tries to bring back the Cuban Missile Crisis:
“Why would you normalize trading with a country that sponsors terror?,” Bachmann said at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “There’s reports that have come out that Cuba has been working with another terrorist organization called Hezbollah. And Hezbollah is potentially looking at wanting to be part of missile sites in Iran and, of course, when you’re 90 miles offshore from Florida, you don’t want to entertain the prospect of hosting bases or sites where Hezbollah could have training camps or perhaps have missile sites or weapons sites in Cuba. This would be foolish.”
Of course, the unsubstantiated Italian story that Bachmann’s OMG TERRA TERRA TERRA hysteria is based on says absolutely nothing about missiles:
The article was circulated on some conservative blogs, but did not report that Hezbollah planned to import weapons; rather, the terror operation was said to be oriented around intelligence collection, coordination of the group’s logistics in Latin America and identification forgery.
But, you know, since Hezbollah is “potentially looking at wanting to be part of missile sites in Iran,” that means they must be looking to do exactly the same thing in Cuba. Q.E.D. The Castro brothers wouldn’t mind putting an enormous “Please Bomb Here” sign in their front yard, right?
I think LZ Granderson may be on to something with his “stupid voters” theory. Not that voting for Obama or any of the other “centrist” Democrats makes us look all that bright either.