Here’s what you get when you send fertilizer over to Egypt and expect the results to be anything less explosive than the Oklahoma City/Timothy McVeigh car bomb.
Tea party experts on diplomacy and foreign affairs, stalwarts Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert and Steve King spent this past weekend in Egypt thanking the country’s military for overthrowing their elected government. Rumor has it that their real purpose in going there was to get tips on how to overthrow a government because they have plans to do that here in the states.
When it came time to demonstrate this troika’s understanding of the unrest in Eqypt, they began what can best be described as a Saturday Night Live sketch. Oh, this is priceless. During the threesome’s speeches, they constantly blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the 9/11 attacks in the U.S.
“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.”
So much for our Tea party knuckleheads’ understanding of the actual 9/11 details:
In fact, the 9/11 Commission determined that Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda terrorist network were responsible for orchestrating the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 (not the Muslim Brotherhood). Following the attack, the Muslim Brotherhood “strongly condemned” the action.
Deposed 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.”
So this blathering trio, los tres amigos de locura (insanity) continued their road show, gaff after gaff. They hardly got a fact right. What they were doing in Egypt is anyone's guess. A pending war action in Syria, a total failure by President Obama's official emissaries John McCain and Lindsey Graham 10 days earlier that then these "saviors" pop up, to add to the hijinx.
Lorne Michaels once used a Sarah Palin speech, word for word, as an opening for SNL. It was delivered by Tina Fey. It brought down the house. And when the real Sarah Palin then stepped on the stage, the roar could be heard around the world. You have to hand it to Sarah, she knew she was a joke and was a good sport about it.
Here’s the next verbatim sketch from the comic geniuses at SNL: Bachmann, Gohmert, and King face the people of Egypt. You'll fight to keep a straight face.