Cain Supports U.S. War With Iran
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As GOP presidential
contender Herman Cain is contending with allegations of sexual harassment,
some critics assert there are more pressing items for which Cain
should answer, most notably, his foreign policy and his views on
the engagement of war.
on Fox News most popular program, The OReilly Factor,
Cain indicated that he sees no issue with entering into a military
confrontation with Iran.
interview, OReilly pushed for Cain to provide specifics on
his foreign policy. The exchange seemed to underscore Cains
discomfort in addressing foreign policy, and his lack of knowledge
when it comes to American foreign policy and how it relates to the
What is the most important foreign policy problem the United
States has to deal with today?
Lack of clarity.
No, specifically. What area of the world concerns you the
The Middle East, obviously
At the time I become president,
I will have to evaluate the situation in Iraq, and Iran, and everyone
of these countries.
Cain told OReilly
that he would have to maximize the use of our Ballistic missile
double the use of ballistic missile capable ships, Cain explained,
adding Iran understands only two things, economic pressure
and military might.
responded, So youre going to put warships in the Gulf,
because theyll attack them, you know?
would be perfectly alright, because I believe that we have superior
capability, Cain asserted.
But then wed be in a shooting war with Iran. Do you
really want that?
I dont want that, Bill. But if they fire first we
have to defend ourselves.
But isnt that a provocation if you put warships off
No. Theyve already announced that they are going to
put their ships off our coast in international waters.
Cain is still attempting to backtrack after he embarrassingly revealed
a lack of knowledge regarding Chinas possession of nuclear
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