Last night while channel surfing – during one of my rare instances in front of the tube – I came across the Las Vegas Republican debate. Oh boy…what a gong show this was going to be.
So I made some popcorn, poured myself a drink and settled in to watch the biggest crock of BS I’ll likely see outside…well you get it.
Sure there were some funny parts, in particular whenever a candidate would be asked a question how they would seize the opportunity to stare at the camera and say, “I won’t raise taxes!”. It’s like watching a bunch of robots.
For me however, as a Canadian, the funniest incident came when Michele Bachmann piped up after Sen. Ron Paul had just responded to a question about defense cuts and foreign aid.
When host, Anderson Cooper, asked Michele Bachmann if she would cut foreign aid to Israel she promptly responded with the most ludicrous statement I’ve ever heard…then again I don’t typically watch this crap.
No, we should not be cutting foreign aid to Israel. Israel is our greatest ally. The biggest problem is the fact… that the president — the biggest problem with this administration in foreign policy is that President Obama is the first president since Israel declared her sovereignty put daylight between the United States and Israel. That heavily contributed to the current hostilities that we see in the Middle East region.
Cutting back on foreign aid is one thing. Being reimbursed by nations that we have liberated is another. We should look to Iraq and Libya to reimburse us for part of what we have done to liberate these nations.
Ummmmm…wait a second here…she wants these nations they’ve illegally invaded to reimburse them? Let me get this straight – you illegal invade a sovereign nation not once but numerous times, under the guise of “spreading democracy” to countries that outright do not want it, and in the process you slaughter thousands upon thousands of innocent people, steal their natural resources and then want them to be grateful? Are you serious?
And now they’re in Africa. When will the United States start “liberating” nations without massive oil reserves?
I guess September 11th wasn’t payback enough for Mrs. Bachmann.