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Nadia Rasul

I hadn’t planned on watching the Republican debate on CNN this week, but I was naturally interested when I found out the topic of discussion for this Tuesday’s debate was foreign policy and national security. Addressing the question of U.S. aid to Pakistan, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann said, “Pakistan has been the epicenter of dealing with terrorism. They are, as Governor Huntsman said, there are al-Qaeda training grounds there. There’s also the Haqqani network that can be trained there as well.

And they also are one of the most violent, unstable nations that there is. We have to recognize that 15 of the sites, nuclear sites are available or are potentially penetrable by jihadists. Six attempts have already been made on nuclear sites. This is more than an existential threat. We have to take this very seriously.”

This comment generated quite a buzz in the media, and people wondered if the Congresswoman…

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