During a press conference in Orlando, Florida on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was asked about his stumbling answer to a question earlier this week about the Obama administration’s policy on Libya.
Cain insisted that he was 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 is a militant Afghan group that also has bases in neighboring Pakistan, some 3000 miles away from Libya.