Theodore's World: Trying To Explain His Last Gaffe, Cain Stumbles Again And Says Taliban Posed Threat To Libya

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November 19, 2011

Trying To Explain His Last Gaffe, Cain Stumbles Again And Says Taliban Posed Threat To Libya

Explaining last gaffe, Cain stumbles again

The Hill

GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain committed another potentially damaging foreign policy gaffe on Friday, when he implied that the Taliban posed a threat to the Libyan government.

Speaking at a news conference in Orlando, Fla., Cain was defending his performance in front of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s editorial board earlier this week, in which he searched for words and sat in awkward silence after being asked if he agreed with the Obama administration’s policy toward Libya.

“Do I agree with siding with the opposition? Do I agree with saying that Gadhafi should go? Do I agree that they now have a country where you’ve got Taliban and al Qaeda that’s going to be part of the government?” Cain asked reporters. “Do I agree with not knowing the government was going to — which part was he asking me about? I was trying to get him to be specific and he wouldn’t be specific.”

The Taliban are an Islamist militant group based in Afghanistan and Pakistan, while Libya is in northern Africa.

It’s the latest in a series of foreign policy stumbles for the candidate.

In October, Cain said it wasn’t important to know who was “the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-stan.” And in the Journal-Sentinel interview, Cain said he couldn’t recall Obama’s position on Libya because he had “all of this stuff twirling around in my head.”

Cain has responded to the criticism by saying he would surround himself with worthwhile advisers to help him out with foreign policy.


Wild Thing's comment......

It almost feels like he is in a panic mode watching the video.

Michael Yon has this to say about Cain saying that about the Taliban...........
"That's like saying "Tibetans are invading Brazil, forcing Brazilians to cross the border into Greece." - Michael Yon

Posted by Wild Thing at November 19, 2011 06:55 AM


Back when the Libya debacle first got underway it was reported that there were some detainees from Gitmo in the top of the food chain running the show. The press has its noses far up Obamas ass that it wouldn’t admit that there is more truth to that than meets the eye. al Qaeda is helping the Shabaab rebels who have 750 to 1000 foreign fighters in their ranks as this covers
The entire Arabian Peninsula it’s not more than a frog jump to Libya. So be it al Qaeda the Taliban or Chechen rebels who fought in the second battle for Fallujha. It bodes the United State no good. Now as for Yon, sorry to say he has lost his creditability. Uncle Jimbo from Black Five blasted him
No end a while back. I thought what the hell so I contacted a friend who runs a well known blog and said
Jimbo was a little over the top but not all that far off.Obama has it going for him and his hit people. Who ever the republican is who moves to the top they have a big bulls eye on their back. All you have to do is look. David Axelrod has done his job. As for Cain, he was on letterman last night and he didn’t cut Cain any slack he was far better than any two-bit news hack.

Posted by: Gator at November 19, 2011 06:22 PM

Gator, yes I saw Cain on Lettermen. I felt badly for Cain, Lettermen would hardly let him answer. Your right about Lettermen being tuffer then the news hacks in that regard. Thanks Gator.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 20, 2011 04:43 AM