During his press conference today in Florida, Herman Cain was asked about his pregnant pause on Libya in his sit-down with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
In his response, Cain appears to believe -- mistakenly -- that there are elements of the Taliban in Libya that will have sway with the new government there. Cain said:
The Libya question was- the question was too broad. Now, I do admit that I was a bit fatigued but the question was too broad and so I paused and what they didn't show was I asked the reporter to be more specific. Well, he didn't get more specific.
His question was and I hope you all show this or write about it. Do you agree or disagree with President Obama on Libya? What part? Do I agree with the part where we intervene with rockets and missiles? Do I agree with siding with the opposition? Do I agree with saying that Khaddafy should go? Do I agree that they now have a country where you've got Taliban and Al Qaeda that's going to be a part of the government? Do I agree with not knowing what the government is going to do? Which part was he asking me about? And I was trying to get him to be specific and he wouldn't be specific. Then I went on to say, they didn't show this. If it were me as president, I would have wanted to know more about the opposition because now we see that not all the people in the opposition are our friends. I would have wanted to know more about well what was the result in government going to look like.