The PJ Tatler

Michele Bachmann Owes an Apology to Deranged Germanwings Pilots

Michele Bachmann may have retired from Congress last year. But that hasn’t kept her from making headlines. From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Bachmann is comparing President Obama to the mentally unstable co-pilot who authorities believe intentionally crashed his German airliner last week in the French Alps and killed everyone onboard.

In a posting Tuesday on her Facebook page she wrote, “With his Iran deal, Barack Obama is for the 300 million souls of the United States what Andreas Lubitz was for the 150 souls on the German Wings (sic) flight — a deranged pilot flying his entire nation into the rocks. After the fact, among the smoldering remains of American cities, the shocked survivors will ask, why did he do it?”

The paper goes on to note Bachmann’s reputation for “edgy public comments.” They make no attempt to address her underlying point: ignoring a hostile state’s defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons is like ignoring a rapidly sinking altimeter.