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Bachmann Endangers the World with Her Lies

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It’s way past time for Michele Bachmann to be ridiculed into the obscurity she so richly deserves. Nothing could be more irresponsible – indeed, pernicious – than her routine peddling of the lie that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has  said that "if he has a nuclear weapon he will use it to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. He will use it against the United States of America." (This is far from her only venture into idiocy.)

Iran has said that it is not developing a nuclear weapon, and quarterly inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency support this claim. Moreover, two National Intelligence Estimates, compiled in 2007 and 2011 by America’s dozen and a half intelligence agencies, say Iran stopped work on a nuclear weapon in 2003. Finally, according to Wikipedia:
On ideological grounds, a public and categorical religious decree (fatwa) against the development, production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons has been issued by the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic Ali Khamenei along with other clerics, while it is supported by others in the religious establishment.
(As president Ahmadinejad has no authority over Iran’s military.)

Bachmann of course has zero chance of getting the Republican presidential nomination, but her repetition of this vicious lie could be effective in scaring the American people into supporting the other forces drumming up support for war against Iran. These include the neoconservatives, Israel, and the Israel lobby.

2 Comments in Response to

Comment by TL Winslow
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The full quote translated directly to English:

     "The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time".

Duh, this wording leave ALL OPTIONS ON THE TABLE, INCLUDING NUKES :) And with Muslims, never believe what they say, believe what they do, like hold Death to Israel rallies.

The Islamic Republic of Iran must go, it really must go.

http://tinyurl.com/islamwatch

 

Comment by James Eldridge
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Read what Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in his speech and then let others know the truth also.

 http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=NOR20070120&articleId=4527


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