nhaler says: 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
21:17 // 2 years ago
Herman Cain screws up basic question on Libya: The presidential candidate seemed to look flustered regarding one of the biggest news stories of the past six months, asked by the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Got all this stuff twirling around in my head,” he said, before twisting the issue as a “I might have handled things differently” hedge. Hand this guy a newspaper. EDIT: Updated with a less-annoying YouTube embed.
20:03 // 2 years ago
In short, Russia’s foreign minister feels that NATO violated its mandate in attacking Gaddafi’s convoy from the air as he escaped. It also contends that the rebels violated the Geneva convention by killing Gaddafi as they did.
0:14 // 2 years ago
Mustafa Abdul-Jalil also told thousands of supporters at a ceremony on Sunday that Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation in the country and that existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified. In an address that set an Islamist tone for post-Gadhafi Libya, he said new banks would be set up to follow the Islamic banking system, which bans charging interest.
This is a big change from the days of Gaddafi’s green books and tribal rule. Will be interesting to see how the country evolves. Good luck to Libya as they plan their next steps as a country.
12:23 // 2 years ago