Herman Cain Seems To Believe Taliban May Be A Part Of Libyan Government


Herman Cain! Not enough news about Herman Cain. Never enough news about Herman Cain. This is a man who knows about the war in Libya, a man who knows Spanish is spoken in Cuba. “So what is it,” asks a reporter at an Orlando news conference apparently held at a parking lot across from a Public Storage facility, “with you and these gaffes?”

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The Libya question was, the question was too broad. Now I do admit that I was a bit fatigued, but the question was too broad and so I paused, and what they didn’t show was I asked the reporter to be more specific. Well, he didn’t get more specific. His question was — and I hope you all show this, or write about it — “Do you agree or disagree with President Obama on Libya?”

What part?

Do I agree with the part where we intervene with rockets and missiles? Do I agree with siding with the opposition? Do I agree with saying that Gaddafi should go? Do I agree that they now have a country where you’ve got Taliban and Al Qaeda that’s now going to be part of the government? Do I agree with not knowing the government was going to be? Which part was he asking me about?

He goes on to talk more about the interview, and what was shown and hot shown, asked and not asked.

Update: In defense of Herman Cain, a rebel’s account of the turmoil in Libya did offer links between his country and the Taliban, as well as to Al Qaeda. You can read an LA Times article about these alleged links, right over here. Here’s the pertinent section:

There was only one place for Mohammed to go: back to Afghanistan, under the protection of the Taliban. He spent time studying in military camp, and in classes on politics and Islam. About 100 members of the LIFG congregated in Kabul, the capital, longing for the day when they could kill Kadafi and rule Libya in accordance with Islam.

Here Mohammed would have his encounter with the two men who shaped the future of radical Islam: Bin Laden and his chief lieutenant, Ayman Zawahiri.

Have a look, via CNN:

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