Herman Cain’s Knowledge Of Libya Questioned Again
The comment was at first perceived as another huge error from the candidate who has publicly struggled on foreign policy issues when asked in interviews or debates. Cain’s camp, however, tried to back up the claims by pointing out a one-time Libyan rebel leader who fought in Afghanistan.
The Associated Press clarified the Taliban’s role with the United States and not Libya.
The United States invaded Afghanistan to overthrow the al-Qaida-harboring Taliban after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Taliban were ousted from power in Afghanistan and are now scattered in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
There is no evidence the Taliban are returning to power in Libya, a continent away.
It’s not the first time Cain has had to explain his comments about foreign policy. The successful businessman recently had trouble answering a question in regards to whether or not he supported President Barack Obama’s approach to Libya. Cain later blamed the reporter for the awkward moment. He also clarified, “I was trying to get him to be specific and he wouldn’t be specific.”
Despite the viral video, Cain continues to be a front-runner in the race with Republicans. Romney has 22 percent of the votes while Herman Cain has almost 19 percent.
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