Sh*t Herman Cain Says: November 18, 2011

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Nov. 18 2011 5:29 PM

Sh*t Herman Cain Says: November 18, 2011

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 16: Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks during a campaign visit to Versailles, a Cuban restaurant, in the Little Havana neighborhood on November 16, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Cain was in South Florida on a campaign swing. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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This is almost an understandable mistake. It's just too bad that it's on the same bloodied battlefield where Cain left two limbs last week: Libya.

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?
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The Taliban, a movement that emerged from post-war unrest in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is not in Libya.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.