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Cain: ‘The war in Iraq wasn’t a mistake’

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In his interview with David Gregory on Meet The Press Sunday, Herman Cain revealed some interesting foreign policy thoughts.

When asked about his perspective on the war in Iraq, Cain believed the decision by the Bush administration to go there was justified.

“I don’t think the war in Iraq was a mistake, because there were a lot of other reasons we needed to go to Iraq, and there have been a lot of benefits that have come out of Iraq,” he said.

Cain also disagreed with President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw troops from Iraq.

“I don’t agree with the president’s approach to draw down 40,000 troops and basically leave that country open to attack by Iran,” he said. “I would want to leave America troops there if that is was what the commanders on the ground suggested and that is what I believe they would say.”

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The former CEO of Godfather’s pizza also revealed that his foreign policy has been influenced by reading the likes of former U.S. ambassador to the UN John Bolton and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Despite that, Cain didn’t know about a term that Gregory preceded to ask him about.

“Would you describe yourself as neo-conservative then?” the Meet the Press host asked.

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“I’m not sure what you mean by neo-conservative,” Cain said. “I am a conservative yes. Neo-conservative, sometimes labels would put you in a box.

Gregory then asked, “But you’re familiar with the neo-conservative movement?”

Cain replied: “I’m not familiar with the neo-conservative movement. I’m familiar with the conservative movement.”

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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR

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British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate

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Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.

In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.

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Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6

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President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.

Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.

Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019

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