Typical “conservative” … which is why he’s the current Republican Front Man – more war:
Herman Cain’s foreign policy objectives were on show once again last night …
During a lengthy interview with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News, Cain suggested that he wouldn’t see it as a problem to enter into full on military confrontation with Iran.
When O’Reilly asked “What is the most important foreign policy problem the United States has to deal with today?” Cain attempted to sidestep the issue by giving a generic answer and simply replying “Lack of clarity”.
“No, specifically.” O’Reilly countered, “What area of the world concerns you the most?”
“The Middle East, obviously….” Cain answered, somewhat reticently.
“At the time I become president I will have to evaluate the situation in Iraq, and Iran, and everyone of these countries.” he added.
After failing to convince O’Reilly with more of the same rhetoric about energy independence and pleading “work with me here Bill, work with me,” Cain conceded that in order to deal with Iran he would “maximise the use of our Ballistic missile Defence capabilities.”
” I Would double the use of ballistic missile capable ships,” Cain explained, adding “Iran understands only two things, economic pressure and military might.”
“So you’re going to put warships in the Gulf, because they’ll attack them, you know.” O’Reilly hamfistedly countered.
“That would be perfectly alright, because I believe that we have superior capability.” Cain replied.
The interview then culminated in the following mind blowing exchange:
O’Reilly: “But then we’d be in a shooting war with Iran. Do you really want that?”
Cain: “I don’t want that, Bill. But if they fire first we have to defend ourselves.”
O’Reilly: “But isn’t that a provocation if you put warships off their coast?”
Cain: “No. They’ve already announced that they are going to put their ships off our coast in international waters.”
And boom, before you can say ‘hold the anchovies’, the U.S. is at war with Iran under a Cain presidency!