During a press conference in Orlando, FL on Friday, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain was asked about his stumbling and incoherent response to a question earlier this week about whether he agrees with the Obama administration’s policy on Libya.
Cain attempted to put the best face on the much-mocked incident, insisting that he was merely trying to get the interviewer to be more specific about what part of the administration’s policy he meant, but in doing so he may have opened himself up to further ridicule.
“Do I agree with siding with the [Libyan] opposition?” he asked. “Do I agree with saying that Qadhafi 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? … I was trying to get him to be specific, and he wouldn’t be specific.”
The Taliban, of course, is a militant Afghan group that also has bases in neighboring Pakistan. It has no presence outside of that area, which is some 3000 miles away from Libya — a distance greater than the entire width of the continental United States.
This video is from Politico, November 18, 2011.