The notion that a poorly funded nationalist movement in Lebanon whose stated aim is to reclaim land stolen by Israel would attack the world’s largest super power through a desperately impoverished island nation is, quite simply, insane. Unfortunately, this is US politics and Bachmann has the power to inspire fear in vast sectors of the population with any conspiracy theory she comes up with.
What’s next? Icelandic anti capitalists planning to attack America via the Canadian border? Bolivian workers using submarines to disrupt trade negotiations in Latin America?
You couldn’t make this stuff up.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.