Tea Party Representatives Visit Egypt, Embarrass America (VIDEO)

Michele Bachmann praying, Image from www.wrywingpolitics.com.

There really needs to be a new rule when it comes to congressional travel to other nations. And that rule should be that only those with actual brains should cross our border. A Tea Party delegation consisting of Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, and Steve King visited Egypt over the weekend to praise the Egyptian military and let’s just say that they demonstrated their ignorance and embarrassed the United States for all the Middle East to see.

During a press conference on Saturday, Michele Bachmann took the podium flanked by King and Gohmert and promised that America would continue to supply Egypt with the weapons and machinery of war, gave kudos to the Egyptian military for overthrowing their own legally elected government, and seemed to blame the Muslim Brotherhood for the September 11th terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center and took out a piece of the Pentagon in 2001.

“Together, we’ve gone through suffering. Together, the United States and Egypt, have dealt with the same enemy,” Bachmann claimed. “It’s a common enemy, and it’s an enemy called terrorism. We want to make sure that you have the Apache helicopters, the F-16s, the equipment that you have so bravely used to capture terrorists and to take care of this menace that’s on your border,” she continued. “Many of you have asked, do we understand who the enemy is? We can speak for ourselves. We do. We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed here for the people in Egypt. We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world. We stand against this great evil. We are not for them. We remember who caused 9/11 in America. We remember who it was that killed 3,000 brave Americans. We have not forgotten.”

Here’s the video via Raw Story:

For some reason, Bachmann and her fellow Tea Party members actually believe that the Muslim Brotherhood is responsible for 9/11. In fact, it was Osama bin Laden and al-qaeda that orchestrated and carried out the attacks. That has been common knowledge for many years. Were Bachmann, King, and Gohmert paying attention when the 9/11 Commission determined that very fact? If anyone should remember who attacked us on 9/11, it’s Republicans. After all, the attacks happened on their watch.

Furthermore, Raw Story points out that ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was a top Muslim Brotherhood leader at the time of the attacks, called them “a wrong act which we denounce regardless of its doer.” The Muslim Brotherhood even “strongly condemned” the attacks.

In addition, Louie Gohmert gave high praise to Egyptian General Abdel Fatah el-Sissi, comparing him to President George Washington.

Clearly, none of these three possess the knowledge necessary to represent America in the Middle East. They couldn’t even properly identify the terrorist organization that attacked us. Instead, they blamed a group that condemned the attacks. It’s not only embarrassing, but dangerous as well because they risked inflaming the Middle East even more than it is now

If American politicians are going to travel to the Middle East to speak, they sure as hell better know who attacked us on 9/ 11, because blaming an innocent group of Muslims for something they didn’t do is a sure-fire way to hurt our standing in the eyes of the world. On the other hand, the Tea Party has just demonstrated to that same world just how idiotic they are. The problem is that the world also now sees that stupidity as being a common trait in America as a whole. And that’s precisely why the Tea Party shouldn’t be allowed to represent America overseas.