Michele Bachmann’s grasp or understanding of international politics has at times been rather puzzling, and perhaps also, archaic.
The Republican presidential candidate appeared last Sunday on ABC’s This Week with Christiane Amanpour.
During the interview, Bachmann discussed Middle East issues, and she said this on Iran: “Iran has also stated they would be willing to use a nuclear weapon against the United States of America. I think if there’s anything that we have learned over the course of history, it is that when a madman speaks, we should listen. And I think in the case of Iran, that is certainly true.”
You could see from Amanpour’s expression and body language that she was quite incredulous at that statement. It also hinted at impatience.
When Bachmann completed her point, Amanpour said: “Congresswoman, of course the United States is concerned about the nuclear program. Iran denies that it has one, so it hasn’t threatened to use them.”
That was classic!