Cain Says Taliban Infiltrating Libya

    HANOVER, NH - OCTOBER 11:  Former CEO of Godfather's Pizza Herman Cain (R) speaks as Texas Gov. Rick Perry looks on during a presidential debate hosted by Bloomberg and the Washington Post on October 11, 2011 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The event moderated by U.S. television talk show host Charlie Rose and featuring eight Republican candidates, presents the first debate of the 2012 political season focused solely on the economy.  (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

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    In an attempt to recover from an awkward non-answer to a question about Libya earlier this week, Herman Cain elaborated on his Libya position, citing concerns that the Taliban was infiltrating the government there. “Do I agree with siding with the opposition? Do I agree with saying that Gaddafi should go? Do I agree that they now have a country where you've got Taliban and al Qaeda that's going to be part of the government?” Cain rhetorically asked reporters. The Taliban is based in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In an email, a Cain spokesman later pointed to a Reuters article that mentioned a Libyan rebel leader who once fought with the Taliban.

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