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Herman Cain delivers foreign policy flub

Published time: October 11, 2011 19:37
Edited time: October 11, 2011 23:46
Photo from www.hermancain.com

Photo from www.hermancain.com

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain might want to stick to what he knows best, as a recent gaffe exposed that the pizzaman is perhaps more equipped to talk pepperoni than policy.

In a recent sit-down with the Christian Broadcasting Network, reporter David Brody asked the breakaway GOP candidate if he was prepared to answer

“gotcha questions”

as the 2012 presidential election increases in intensity.

Though former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain polled low at the beginning of his candidacy, all eyes and ears will be on him this evening as he takes center stage at tonight’s Republican debate as a recent breakaway candidate. As revealed in the interview, however, Cain might not be quite capable of handling those hard-hitting questions, especially those on the little things like foreign policy.

“I’m ready for the ‘gotcha’ questions and they’re already starting to come,” Cain told Brody. “And when they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan I’m going to say, you know, I don’t know. Do you know?”

Most will have to answer no, of course, given that the rest of the world has yet to recognize the nation of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan. Uzbekistan, however, has the potential of being a powerful ally to the United States, especially given its proximity to Afghanistan. Only weeks earlier, US President Barack Obama spoke to the president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, about using the country to move out troops in the upcoming withdrawal from Afghanistan. Previously the United States had used an airbase in the Uzbekistan city of Karshi-Kanabad for strikes nextdoor in Afghanistan, and the US also provided the country with around a quarter of its entire military budget back in 2004.

That doesn’t matter to Cain, however.

Following the flub in which he managed to single-handedly create a new nation on planet Earth, Cain managed to defer away from those unimportant “gotcha questions” and go back to the real emphasis. “I’m gonna say, ‘How’s that gonna create more jobs?’ I wanna focus on the top priorities of this country. That’s what leaders do,” said Cain.

Only last week, however, Cain said that getting a job wasn’t a federal problem and something that each America needs to take into their own hands. Responding to the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests last week, Cain said that demonstrators are putting the blame in the wrong place. "Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks, if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself!" Cain said. "It is not a person's fault because they succeeded, it is a person's fault if they failed. And so this is why I don't understand these demonstrations and what is it that they're looking for."

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal last week as well, Cain added this bit of insight:

“I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration.”

Facts? Who needs them. Not Cain, not the US and certain not Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.

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