Iran planned to partition Iraq in 2007!

But only in Bachmann’s mind. Here’s how Minnesota Public Radio summarizes comments Bachmann made to a St. Cloud Times reporter in 2007:

Bachmann said Iran was causing much of the unrest in Iraq and wants to control part of the country. She said Iran is making trouble in Baghdad in order to force the U.S. to pull out of Iraq.

“You know why? Because they already decided that they are going to partition Iraq,” Bachmann said.
Bachmann said there was a name already chosen for that part of the region, but she couldn’t recall it exactly. Bachmann said Iran would use that territory as a training ground for terrorists.

“There is already agreement made,” said Bachmann. “They are going to get half of Iraq, and that is going to be a terrorist safe haven zone where they can go ahead and bring about more attacks in the Middle East, and come against the United States.”

Bachmann did not say how she knew of the Iranian plan to partition Iraq.

According to what we’ve read, the Iraqi Shiite religious establishment is more than happy to take Iran’s money. But that’s about where the basis in reality for this idea ends.

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