16 November 2011

Bachmann's Brilliant Idea on Iraqi Reparations

The GOP gaffes come so quickly that something that may have garnered attention in a normal year gets completely overlooked. For instance, in last Saturday's debate the sometimes lucid, sometimes inane Michele Bachmann indignantly demanded that Iraq compensate us for the expenses we incurred invading and occupying Iraq.

To put this in perspective, Iraq's annual GDP has risen to about $80 billion, still about $20 billion short of what we spend each year in the Iraqi occupation. So she not only thinks they should pay us back for all the bombs we dropped on them but she thinks that they could?

Not just a terrible idea but an untenable one. And perhaps that should be the motto of so many of these GOP candidates: our ideas shouldn't threaten you because there is no way they will even work.

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