U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann has admitted that her comments on Iran and Al-Qaeda were without actual knowledge on the matter and simply her opinions. Bachman said on Feb. 9 that an agreement already existed between Iran and other unnamed parties to disrupt the U.S.'s plans in the Middle East. As she put it, "America's adversaries are in agreement that a divided Iraq benefits their objective to expel America from the region, resulting in Iraq being a safe haven for terrorists." Bachmann claimed her comments were from publicly available reports about the intentions of Al-Qaeda and Iran and not based on any classified material.
Although Bachmann had no formal evidence to base her claims on, it is common knowledge that Iran and Al-Qaeda are firmly against U.S. interests.
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