If you’re running for president, you should know some of the basics of foreign-policy. Over the last six months, our involvement with Libya has been questioned by conservatives and liberals alike. Muammar Qaddafi has been a thorn in our side since the Reagan administration. It is clear that his state has sponsored terrorists (Lockerbie bombing, bombing of a Berlin dance club). His state has been involved in trying to acquire nuclear weapons. (They did negotiate nuclear disarmament with the Bush administration.) We have sided with the rebels against Muammar Qaddafi and his Libyan regime. I know this off the top of my head. I understand that I’m not in a room with a bunch of journalists being asked questions but this is some of the basic facts that any and all presidential candidates should have at their fingertips. If you do not have this basic information you’re not a serious presidential candidate period.
Herman Cain’s excuse for his poor performance was that he was tired. Seriously. There might be no job that is more grueling than being President of the United States. I can’t believe he’s whining about not having enough sleep.
This is from Think Progress and it documents some of Herman Cain’s foreign-policy blunders over the last several months: