It should come as no surprise that Michele Bachmann claims Huma Abedin, an aide to Hilary Clinton, might be a Muslim Brotherhood spy sent to influence the highest levels of America's foreign policy. Conspiracy theorizing, the classic Middle Eastern method of decoding power, is alive and well on the American right. It is so easy to be a bumptious average American about the Middle East. It's such a confusing place. But Bachmann sits on the House Intelligence Committee with access to intelligence that most do not receive. It is doubly alarming then to understand that she is no farther along in her bumptiousness than the average American. A funny-sounding name is all it takes to inspire all-American xenophobia, and a decade after 9/11, that passes for "foreign intelligence."