It’s just like the shopping mall!
Rep Michele Bachmann was in Iraq with a congressional delegation and visited one of Saddam’s palaces now enjoyed by US forces.

“It’s absolutely huge,” she said. “I turned to my colleagues and said there’s a commonality with the Mall of America, in that it’s on that proportion. There’s marble everywhere. The other thing I remarked about was there is water everywhere. He had man-made lakes all around his personal palace — one for fishing, one for boating.”

I guess Saddam had some help from his American friends before they argued over Kuwait. Ostensibly as a field trip to shore up support for The Commander Guy, the real story is how the congressional delegation got around… or didn’t.

Bachmann was able to talk only about the palace because she wasn’t allowed to leave the heavily-fortified Green Zone — an area most normal Iraqis aren’t even allowed to enter. According to a report from her trip, skyrocketing violence prevented Bachmann from “meeting any Iraqis, leaving the Green Zone or staying in Iraq overnight. She and other congressional members were required to wear full body armor, including Kevlar helmets, during the entire trip.”

I’m guessing the whole delegation got an excellent overview of how the war is actually progressing, and meeting the hearts and minds of Iraqis.

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  2. GregA says:


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  3. Angel H. Wong says:


    M$ earned 7billion dollars from their Windoze Vista release to this date.

  4. Angel H. Wong says:

    On a side note, it would have been more interesting if Saddam would have modeled one of his palaces in the shape of a trailer park.

  5. bobbo says:

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  6. Lucas Cantor says:

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  7. Mister Mustard says:

    Michelle Bachman is a nimrod. Figures a bubblehead like that would compare Saddam’s mall to the MoA. Granted, they are both EVIL, but what kind of shit-fer-brains dipstick would babble on about the Mall of America while in Iraq.

    And the rest of her trip sounds about like what I would have expected; body armor, quarantined to the Green Zone…I’ll be she goes back to MN and recites the mantra, McCain-like, that “everything is going just peachy keen, and we’re going to win the war any day now”.

    That bim should be put out to pasture.

  8. Mister Justin says:

    Sorry guys, but I had to moderate the comments. Some nimrod decided to post some fascinating news that no one cares about. Please welcome your new DU overlords.

    Mister Mustard, I was tempted to keep the first part of your comment, but that wouldn’t be fair to the others…

  9. Mister Mustard says:

    No problem, Mister Justin. I know you’re just jealous about my name ;-p

    As long as you left in the part about Michelle Bachmann being a nimrod, it’s all good.

  10. Mister Justin says:


    If it was Mister Dijon, I’d be down with it… But Mustard just reminds me too much of Clue! 🙂 And I’ve never forgotten or forgiven that Timberlake comment! He’s younger than me by almost a decade, richer by millions and he got to bang Brittney BEFORE she went back to her louisiana roots!

  11. prophet says:

    Wait a minute! The Iraqi open air markets are safe!*

    *When escorted by close 100 Marines, in full body armor, in an area that has been quarantined for 3 days.

  12. Mister Mustard says:

    >>And I’ve never forgotten or forgiven that Timberlake comment!

    Aw, give it up, Mr. J. On the upside, you didn’t have your wife’s punani plastered on every web site on the internet after she started doing the pantie-free spread eagle getting out of cars.

    Back to the topic at hand, if Michelle Bachmann (Turner Overdrive) saying that Saddam’s mall reminds her of Camp Snoopy at the MoA is the best we can do for four years and thousands of American deaths in Iraq, I guess the MISSION really is ACCOMPLISHED. If the mission is to sweep every Republican neocon nutball out of office in 2008.

    And “I turned to my colleagues and said there’s a commonality with the Mall of America”??? “A commonality”? Who the fuck talks like that? Only a dimwitted Minnesota Republican waaaaaaay out of her league. I’m surprised she didn’t say “O my gawwwd, this place is like so, totally, like the Mall! I wonder if I can get some Manolo Blahniks here cheap, like John McCain and the rugs! Like, wow!”

    As I said, the bim should be put out to pasture.

  13. iGlobalWarmer says:

    #7 – the MOA is evil?!? It’s a mall, nothing evil about that. The one thing I was dissappointed about on my first visit was how small it seemed. After all the new articles during construction I thought it would seem a lot bigger.

  14. Mr. Fusion says:

    Ms Bachman is a scary doodette.

    She and her husband to be used to protest and pray outside abortion clinics.

    She received a law degree from an Oral Roberts affiliate law school that folded after only a few years. The school was never recognized by the ABA.

    She worked on Reagan’s campaign and ended up with a job in the Treasury Department representing the IRS in Tax Court.

    She and her husband have taken in 23 foster kids over the years. All girls. When these foster children started exhibiting behavioral problems, she promptly blamed the public system.

    All her biological children have been home schooled.

    In 1993, she and some other parents opened a Charter School with public money. Contrary to public law, she started teaching Christianity and Creationism. She refused audits and investigations until forced to answer in a public forum. She and the other directors promptly resigned.

    During the late 1990s, she promoted Intelligent Design being taught in public schools.

    She is currently a member of a church that teaches the Pope is the anti-christ.

    If one saw, and remembers, right after Bush gave his State of the Union speech to Congress, he was held by a female Congresswoman reaching into the aisle for quite a while. That was Bachman.

    And no, she is not related to Randy Bachman.

  15. Mister Mustard says:

    >>the MOA is evil?!? It’s a mall, nothing evil about that.

    Are you married, Mr Warmer? Have you ever been to a mall with your wife? Trust me, they’re evil. And the MoA is the most evil of all in the lower 48. If you want bigger, go to the place in Edmonton, but for States-based evil, you can’t do better than the MoA. Trust me. I lived in Minneapolis for years, and I know all about reatail shopping evil.

    On the other hand, compared to our country being run by dimwits like Missy Bachmann, Dubmya, and presidents Cheney/Rove, it may be a minor evil. I just tought it was fittingly ironic that MIssy compared (i.e., noted the commonality) the MoA to Saddam’s palace.

    I hope she got a good deal on those Manolo Blahniks.


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