We’ll miss you, Michele

Bachmann vanmiddag op de persconferentie waarin ze bekend maakte zich terug te trekken uit de Republikeinse race. Foto Getty Images via AFP / Scott Olson

De Republikeinse presidentskandidate Michele Bachmann trok haar kandidatuur vanmiddag in. Dat betekent dat we niet meer kunnen lachen om haar talrijke vergissingen.

Foreign Policy publiceerde vlak na het terugtreden van Bachmann een overzichtje van een aantal van haar inmiddels befaamde uitspraken over Amerika’s buitenlandbeleid. Hieronder een paar hoogtepuntjes.

Over Cuba:

“There’s reports that have come out that Cuba has been working with another terrorist organization called Hezbollah. And Hezbollah is potentially looking at wanting to be part of missile sites in Iran and, of course, when you’re 90 miles offshore from Florida, you don’t want to entertain the prospect of hosting bases or sites where Hezbollah could have training camps or perhaps have missile sites or weapons sites in Cuba.”

Over Mexico:

“There was a column that came out this weekend by Mark Steyn, he said 50 percent of the population of Mexico has now gone north of the border, 50 percent of the population.”

Over de Sovjet-Unie:

“What people recognize is that there’s a fear that the United States is in an unstoppable decline. They see the rise of China, the rise of India, the rise of the Soviet Union and our loss militarily going forward.”

Meer komische quotes van Bachmann hier.

    • Pim van den Dool