Evidently the anonymous scribes at the Omaha World-Herald, who have repeatedly penned editorials urging their western Iowa readers to keep crazed Rep. Steve King on the job in Washington representing what the Herald must want them to think are their interests, don't pay much attention to the increasingly frequent dispatches describing King's delusional outbursts of reactionary paranoia, conveniently published in their own damn paper.
King is now trying to convince the few people outside his district who still take him seriously that fellow junketeer and Revlon-brain Michele Bachmann was correct when she recently asserted, in Egypt, that the Muslim Brotherhood had a hand in 9/11:
In the video, Bachmann also made statements suggesting ties existed between the Muslim Brotherhood and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The New York Times quoted Samer Shehata, a political scientist at the University of Oklahoma who studies Egypt and the Brotherhood.
“Shehata called the lawmakers' statements 'utterly absurd' and compared the (video) to 'a “Saturday Night Live” skit — unbelievable, ludicrous, almost comic if it wasn't so painful,' ” the newspaper wrote.
Tuesday, during a call with reporters, King defended Bachmann's statements.
King said he had received evidence tying the Muslim Brotherhood to both the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and last year's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He said his information comes from “very well-placed sources within the Middle East.”
Pressed for more details, King declined to specify even the country from which the information originated.
“That source is a very reliable source and it is very sensitive,” King said. “If I were to clarify the source of it, then it would be a political incident. And I'd just as soon not initiate that.”