No I would not. I would work with our allies in the region to stop buying oil from Syria.Herman Cain, stating that he would not (as Rick Perry suggested he would) move to impose a no-fly zone over Syria.
No Blitz, that’s oversimplifying here… I’m sorry Blitz, i meant Wolf. Since we’re on a blitz debate- I apologize, Wolf.
Herman Cain, referring to moderator Wolf Blitzer as “Blitz.” Blitzer’s response, calling him simply “Cain,” didn’t really work as well. One syllable name, that.
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I’m not supposed to know anything about foreign policy.Herman Cain • Giving a novel take on the requirements—or lack thereof—for presidential candidates. Okay, seriously? Did he actually say this? Did he mumble? Or does Herman Cain actually not understand what the job of the President of the United States is? This is indefensible. source (via • follow)
Dr. Kissinger turned my offer down to be Secretary of State. He said he’s perfectly happy doing what he’s doing.Herman Cain • Relating an offer of his Secretary of State position made to Henry Kissinger. Kissinger, now 88, served as National Security Adviser under Nixon, and Secretary of State under Ford, but has not held a government position since. This is pretty bizarre — in the first place, Henry Kissinger is a phenomenally divisive figure in America history, heralded as a savvy elder statesman by some and an evident war criminal by others. He’s also plainly far older than we suspect most Americans would be comfortable with for such a demanding cabinet position. Further, he cited unavoidable conflict of interest due to his financial associations when he resigned as chair of the 9/11 commission, which seems disqualifying for a job like the Secretary of State. source (via • follow)
nhaler asks: He didn't screw up that question—these journalists didn't seem to be paying attention to what he was saying. Admittedly, what he was saying essentially amounted to "No comment" (he'd do it his way, which is of course going to be different from Obama's way, and refrains from judging the actions as they were executed), the response is typical of questions as vague as "do you agree with Obama on Libya, or not?". Obama never made views clear, other than the reprehensibility of democratic-repression.
» SFB says: Not sure about that. If it takes you nearly five minutes to effectively say “no comment,” that’s not a good answer. Even if the answer was in the end effective, the length of time it took him to get to that point (the long pause is telling) is enough to give observers pause on his foreign policy. — Ernie @ SFB