The Atlantic Wire has confused Michele Bachmann about Iran's nuclear program and we feel terrible about it. Well, not terrible, but maybe a little uncomfortable. Actually, we're pretty flattered to learn that she reads The Atlantic Wire but that's another topic for another day. More to the point: Last night, the Minnesota congresswoman wrote a column in Investor's Business Daily about the need to "get tough" with Iran. To make her point, she cited an Atlantic Wire story from last week and described it as "fresh evidence that Iran may be further along the path toward nuclear weapons than we previously thought." Per Bachmann:
We learned last week in the Atlantic Wire that it is highly likely that the Iranians have been conducting high-explosive tests with materials necessary for a nuclear weapon at their Parchin military site, southwest of Tehran.
We hate to discourage anyone, especially a sitting member of Congress, from citing our stories in the public square. But given that knowledge of this chamber's existence is old news (not to mention the fact that the IAEA thinks it was built 12 years ago), we must implore Congresswoman Bachmann to read more carefully next time she swings by.
We've reached out to the congresswoman's office and will update when we hear back.
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