Is he a foreign policy expert? No. But he is no flunkie either, despite what the media would have you believe. I’ve included in this list of links commentaries he wrote years ago as well.
EDITORIAL: Cains foreign policy
“My foreign policy is an extension of the Reagan philosophy. My philosophy is peace through strength and clarity. We must clarify who our friends are; clarify who are enemies are; and stop giving money to our enemies. We need to tell the rest of the world who our friends are and that we stand with our friends... If you mess with Israel, you mess with the United States of America.” - Herman Cain
From Herman Cain’s website:
The primary duty of the President of the United States is to protect our people. In fact, it is the principal duty of a limited federal government. They must ensure that our military and all of our security agencies are strong and capable.
Unfortunately, national security has become far too politicized with our elected officials using the issue as a means to polarize our country as the war hawks and the peace doves. In response, the safety and morale of our brave men and women in uniform are often at risk for political gain. The judgment of our military experts on the ground is often underutilized in exchange for political purposes. National security isnt about politics. Its about defending America.
While diplomacy is a critical tool in solving the complex security issues we face, it must never compromise military might. Because we are such a free and prosperous people, we are the envy of the world. Many regimes seek to destroy us because they are threatened by our ideals, and they resent our prosperity. We must acknowledge the real and present danger that terrorist nations and organizations pose to our countrys future.
Further, we must stand by our friends and we must not be fooled by our enemies. We should never be deceived by terrorists. They only have one objective, namely, to kill all of us. We must always remain vigilant in dealing with adversaries.
We must support our military with the best training, equipment, technology and infrastructure necessary to keep them in a position to win. We must also provide our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families with the benefits they deserve for their tremendous sacrifice. These heroes have served us. We must never forget to serve them.
Cain discusses foreign policy in interviews:
with Bill OReilly:
Cains Position on Israel: http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/28/the-u-s-must-stand-with-israel/
Summary of Foreign Policy Stance:
Values Voters Speech:
Seeing Green in Red China
December 3, 2005
By Herman Cain
Back to Terrorism Reality: Islamic Fascists are the Enemy
July 9, 2007
By Herman Cain
Anatomy of World War III
July 26, 2006
By Herman Cain
Cain’s foreign policy team:
Cain’s Foreign Policy Team
I agree with your answers.
Cain, in my opinion, is not qualified to be our nominee, and not just because of his lack of knowledge (or even interest) in foreign affairs.
For me, his lack of qualifications can be summed up in three numbers: 999.
I do not support a national sales tax and thus cannot support Cain for the nomination, though I would definitely work for him and vote for him if he won the nomination, which now must be considered a longshot chance.
As for the bimbos... I don’t believe any of them. Not a single one. I think they are all paid liars.
But just because Cain is the victim of a smear campaign, that doesn’t make him qualified to be our nominee.