Michele Bachmann dug a little deeper into the Republican rabbit hole of self-contradiction. Qaddafi, she said, would still be alive if she were president.
WALLACE: If President Bachmann had been in charged, wouldn’t Muammar Qaddafi still be in power?
BACHMANN: Well he may be but I stand by that decision I think it was wrong for the United States to go into Libya. Look where we’re at today, remember again, Barack Obama said we were going into Libya for humanitarian purposes. It wasn’t humanitarian purposes it was regime change and what’s the result? We don’t know who the next leaders will be…it could be a radical element. It could be the Muslim Brotherhood. It could be elements affiliated with al Qaeda. We don’t know yet who that regime will be. But worse we’ve seen the MANPADS go missing and those shoulder fired rockets that are very dangerous that could fit in the trunk of a car. … This is a very bad decision and it’s created more instability in the region, not less.
WALLACE: Are you suggesting that we would be better off with Qaddafi’s dictatorship still in effect?
BACHMANN: The world certainly is better off without Qaddafi. … But consider what the cost will be. … We knew who the devil was that was running, we don’t know the next one.
Considering the rah-rah Republican policy of “Praise God and Pass the Ammunition” this all sounds utterly ridiculous. These guys thrive on blowing shit up. Now suddenly they’re opposed to such things?
Does anyone have any idea what they really stand for?