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Bachmann on Face the Nation: Iraq should reimburse the U.S.


At the Republican primary debate last week Michele Bachmann suggested that Iraq and Libya should reimburse the U.S. for “what we have done to liberate these nations.”

Today on Face the Nation, she reiterated her idea, telling Bob Schieffer, “I believe that Iraq should reimburse the United States fully for the amount of money that we have spent to liberate these people.”

Her rationale?

“I think that they need to do that because what we will be leaving behind is a nation that is very fragile and will be subject to dominance by Iran and their influence in the region,” she said. “That’s not good.”

Here’s the full segment:

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