Michele Bachmann said on a conservative talk show that Americans “fear the rise of the Soviet Union.” As the report pointed out, “The Soviet Union broke up into 15 separate republics 20 years ago.”
I wonder if Bachmann also fears the Roman Empire. Perhaps she even fears fictitious empires, such as the Romulan Star Empire (who will be at war with earth from 2156 to 2160 according to Star Trek.)
USA Today also notes this isn’t the first historical error by Bachmann:
The GOP presidential candidate has flubbed some facts in history before, such as when she mistakenly said that the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord occurred in New Hampshire. This week, she mistakenly wished Elvis Presley a “happy birthday” on the anniversary of his death.