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EDITORIAL: CAIN'S FOREIGN POLICY (Exclusive interview-Wash Times)
Washington Times ^ | 11-24-11 | Wash Times Editorial

Posted on 11/24/2011 9:51:02 PM PST by VinL

One of the digs at Ronald Reagan before he was president was that he lacked a keen grasp of foreign policy. The former actor and California governor had never had to grapple with those questions firsthand. Surely, critics argued, he couldn’t match the abilities of people with real-world experience like George H.W. Bush or John Connally. Once in office, Reagan demonstrated that principle and vision could more than make up for inexperience. He had a good plan and stuck to it; the rest was just a matter of details.

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is taking a page from the Reagan playbook. Like the Gipper, he believes in a policy of “peace through strength,” but he has added “clarity” to the familiar slogan, something that’s been in short supply lately. Lack of clarity has been a major weakness of the Obama administration’s approach to international relations. Too often, the United States has appeared dithering, or its stances have been ambiguous. This communicates weakness and presents opportunities for adversaries to shape events. The Obama administration “has created too much uncertainty with respect to our strength,” Mr. Cain told The Washington Times, “which simply encourages misbehavior.” He points out that the corollary to the slogan is also true: Without strength, there can be no peace.

The three pillars of Mr. Cain’s foreign-policy vision are defense, the economy and energy. He thinks the automatic defense budget cuts triggered by the failure of the congressional deficit supercommittee to come up with meaningful deficit-reduction measures are outrageous. “You don’t lead with a formula,” he said. Forcing massive budget cuts on a department that is already stripped down is “absolutely insane.”

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KEYWORDS: cain; foreignpolicy; hermancain; potus
Mr. Cain is a brilliant man- albeit a novice in politics. Constitutional conservatives can either help and support this man through the political learning process- or ridicule him into oblivion. We’ve seen the efforts of ridicule - here on the other hand, the Wash Times demonstrates how to support a transcendent constitutional conservative who can do more for the conservative movement than anyone in recent history, including Ronald Reagan. Mr. Cain can put an end to the “Big Lie”, without which propaganda, the left will be reduced to the ash heap.
1 posted on 11/24/2011 9:51:09 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

Thit! Sorry for the double “C” in the headline- if someone knows how to correct- it would be appreciated. Thanks.


2 posted on 11/24/2011 9:53:04 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Not a problem with the double C’s. Thanks for posting the article.


3 posted on 11/24/2011 10:24:25 PM PST by federal__reserve (Only Herman Cain could break up the 95% black voting block down to 75-80%.)
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To: BenKenobi

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2812113/posts?page=2

Please ping this article to your Ping list if you approve.
Thanks!
Robert


4 posted on 11/24/2011 10:27:34 PM PST by federal__reserve (Only Herman Cain could break up the 95% black voting block down to 75-80%.)
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To: VinL
Herman Cain

born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

”Herman

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

Click on the cane, (Obama, You're Fired.)

5 posted on 11/24/2011 10:28:53 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: federal__reserve

a Herman Cain ping


6 posted on 11/24/2011 11:12:52 PM PST by Fred ("The terrorists' want to kill us, so we need to kill them first!" http://hermancain.com)
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To: VinL
Hey Freepers, whatever happened to Gloria Allred, Esq. and all those pre-programmed skanks who came out of the woodwork with false accusations and a "drip...drip...drip" Saul Alinksky campaign? Then a national liberal media which beat it to death for 14 SOLID DAYS? And may have ruined a man's reputation in the process? It seems the charges were baseless, right?

Q: Has anyone apologized to Mr. Herman Cain and Mrs. Cain about this?

HAVE ANY OF THE USUAL RADIO/TV CIRCUITED RINO TALKING HEADS LIKE KARL ROVE, BILL BENNETT, DENNIS MILLER, MICHAEL MEDVED, LAURA INGRAHAM and others who then when on to stir this non-storm even more with an "isn't it unfortunate" campaign: a) "Gee, does this mean his candidacy is dead?"; b) "Gee, will he come clean, which he must 100% on such scurrilous charges?", when the real questions should have been: "When will the Liberal Mass Media Apologize from the Heart for An Attempted Character Assassination Upon a Fellow Conservative?"

I for one particularly want the aforementioned people in responsible mass media positions to reflect deeply upon this Politico-originated travesty (and yes, "sin"), during the Thanksgiving Season and come back on Monday during this Season commemorating the Birth of Christ, and sincerely offer their apologies to Herman Cain and "make this right." Their continued silence--along with Ms. Allred and the various "Accusers", otherwise to THIS conservative radio listener will indeed speak volumes.


7 posted on 11/24/2011 11:21:25 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Proud member of the Newly Emerging Cabal (NEC) here on Free Republic...)
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To: Kartographer; Brad's Gramma; justsaynomore; kingattax; BenKenobi

Alert!


8 posted on 11/24/2011 11:22:33 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Proud member of the Newly Emerging Cabal (NEC) here on Free Republic...)
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To: VinL

Thank you for this. Glad I read it before the usual bashing begins. I simply don’t understand the attraction of running from thread to thread to thread making the same negative (and generally loaded with half truths) comments over and over again. It certainly isn’t done in an attempt to engage others in debate because as soon as others start they just repeat the same things over a couple of times then disappear until the next article is posted. I don’t know, maybe Cain supporters do the same to supporters of other candidates but I don’t think so. As Newt and Perry are my next 2 favorites I read threads about them too and just don’t see the same kind of vitriol. Of course it was that way on Palin threads too. Maybe there’s a pattern here...

Cindie


9 posted on 11/24/2011 11:23:43 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

bfl


10 posted on 11/24/2011 11:24:18 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jets.)
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To: Gene Eric

thanks!


11 posted on 11/24/2011 11:29:12 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Proud member of the Newly Emerging Cabal (NEC) here on Free Republic...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

once HC starts going up in the poll #s the heifer from Chicago will show up again.


12 posted on 11/24/2011 11:35:26 PM PST by Fred ("The terrorists' want to kill us, so we need to kill them first!" http://hermancain.com)
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To: VinL

It’s Herman Cain, Newt and Mittens.. it’s time to pick


13 posted on 11/25/2011 12:27:43 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

“It’s Herman Cain, Newt and Mittens.. it’s time to pick”

Not yet it isn’t!

Don’t write off the other candidates just yet. Bachmann may surge in Iowa; Paul is looking rosy in the latest Iowa polls; with the ‘well lubricated weathervane’ all but anointed in the media, Santorum’s consistency may win him another look; and anybody who dismisses Huntsman in New Hampshire this early, isn’t aware of his ground game there.

For supporters of candidates other than the quoted three, don’t give up yet. Not a single vote has been cast, and this race has been volatile to say the least!


14 posted on 11/25/2011 12:40:19 AM PST by Tredegar (Huntsman 2012 - Qualifications, Experience and Expertise, MATTER)
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To: Tredegar
One thing I will say is this: PAST IS PROLOGUE.

Knowing DAMNED WELL how the US MSM and RINO GOP ESTABLISHMENT is joined at the hip, it is only a matter of time that they

start excluding Conservatives from future 2012 GOP Primary debates in January and on into February and March on some ground(s) so only their "favorites" will be allowed up there for the exposure.

Four years ago was their template, of excluding Duncan Hunter though he led some other (RINO favorites) who were actually behind him in the GOP DELEGATE COUNT. I am thinking now in 2012 that they are going to conspire to go after Bachmann and Santorum first, not to mention Cain as well; They essentially want this down to a Romeny and maybe Perry and Gingrich race. Here is my post from four years ago, see if it is predictive of things to come:

"To: bushfamfan.... Folks, here is where they could be and could have already been in severe violation of State or Federal Election Law, and FCC Law in the last few days: At the beginning of the both the debate in New Hampshire and later in the debate in South Carolina, the moderators started into the show announcing, on national TV (and particularly to the voters of those states) to the effect that (and particularly in South Carolina-I rolled the tape again): "Here are the GOP Primary Candidates" Freepers, and Hunter Supporters: This is a serious miss-statement of the facts and as a public media announcement, is just as illegal as announcing that the election will be held on January 20th, even though it will be held on January 19th, in other words, limiting voters' choices through misstatement or misrepresentation. Election Fraud. Fox TV, MSNBC, the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Republican Party of South Carolina individually and as a group are in serious error to state, via the mass media with the Official Sponsorship of the Party at a political promotional event, that the men on the stage are the sole choices in an election within the primary contest held by the Party, if legally there are others also on the state ballot. This is the approach I would have the potential lawsuit(s) take. People have been arrested on spreading word, through phone calls or circulars, that the election would be a day later than it was, and this is no different when you publicly state who the candidates are but do not have a disclaimer that the men on stage do not represent all of those legally on the ballot. Passing this on to the Hunter Campaign would be appreciated. 19 posted on 2008, Jan. 13 0:32:48 by AmericanInTokyo (Why should RINOs ask for my vote in November when they & MSM screwed True Conservatives?) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies | Report Abuse]"

15 posted on 11/25/2011 1:11:14 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Free Republic is HERMAN CAIN COUNTRY....or will be in a short period of time. Just be patient.)
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To: VinL
Lack of clarity has been a major weakness of the Obama administration’s approach to international relations. Too often, the United States has appeared dithering, or its stances have been ambiguous. This communicates weakness and presents opportunities for adversaries to shape events. The Obama administration “has created too much uncertainty with respect to our strength,” Mr. Cain told The Washington Times, “which simply encourages misbehavior.” He points out that the corollary to the slogan is also true: Without strength, there can be no peace.

Good summary of Cain's approach to foreign policy compared to the current administration's clear lack of clarity.

Like Reagan, Herman Cain will make a great President of the United States!

16 posted on 11/25/2011 4:03:41 AM PST by olezip
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To: DarthVader; justsaynomore; Prov3456; paul revere is riding; Politicalmom; freedumb2003; ...

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17 posted on 11/25/2011 7:34:19 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: VinL

Just read it! Thanks for posting.


18 posted on 11/25/2011 10:22:43 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: gardencatz

maybe Cain supporters do the same to supporters of other candidates


Uh, ya think? Ever been on a Gingrich or Perry thread? Crawling with them spewing BS.


19 posted on 11/25/2011 10:26:14 AM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

All accurate though. Newt’s record is poor and represents an establishment candidate, and his amnesty comments this last tuesday should prove the point and bury him.


20 posted on 11/25/2011 10:44:55 AM PST by Apollo5600 (Cain 2012)
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To: VinL; BenKenobi; federal__reserve; dixiechick2000; devolve
Foreign policy recap:

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., aka Barry Soetero, about whom nothing is known but much is believed,

bowed to Putin with a missile defense cave, F-22 cancellation, nuclear treaty, et cetera;

bowed to Mahmoud Ahmedinejad by NOT moving on the vicious suppression of democracy advocates in 2009,

yet working through CIA and NATO to remove secular regimes in the region, which are now being replaced with Muslim Brotherhood Shari'ia mullocracies;

Has insulted and betrayed all America's allies including but not limited to Britain and Israel.

Herman Cain has stated a peace-through-strength policy and calls for clarity vis-à-vis supporting friends, opposing foes.

The POTUS is acting against the interest of the United States but instead of calling for his impeachment--

the shrieking fairies and carping harpies of the degenerate media attack any patriot challenging the traitor.


21 posted on 11/25/2011 12:48:23 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Sonny M

PING


22 posted on 11/25/2011 12:53:14 PM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: Apollo5600

All the Republicans have a version of amnesty. No deport them all candidates around.


23 posted on 11/25/2011 1:05:30 PM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

Not what I heard from Cain. He came out in favor of the Arizona law in that last debate.


24 posted on 11/25/2011 1:10:34 PM PST by Apollo5600 (Cain 2012)
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To: magritte

Haven’t heard that from Santorum or Bachmann either. There is that one random Bachmann quote floating around, but no idea if it is a real quote or not.


25 posted on 11/25/2011 1:11:18 PM PST by Apollo5600 (Cain 2012)
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To: gardencatz; Jim Robinson

I agree with you. Free Republic used to have many,many mature and civil members who were thoughtful, positive and patriotic.

Now it seems we have allowed OWS types in large numbers to muddy the truth with negativity soaked in lies and insults.

It is wonderful to find a clear and truthful thread on conservative candidate still in the top tier Herman Cain. He is our last chance to keep our freedoms, our private property, and our country.

Americans who want jobs, better schools, jobs, our standing in the world restored, jobs, a cut in damaging regulations, jobs, the return of our freedoms, and did I mention jobs? Will vote for Herman Cain, the man with the plan who can!


26 posted on 11/25/2011 1:18:32 PM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: VinL

Yes. Cain’s vision is clear: build a strong economy and reflect it over the world with a strong militsry, faithful alliances, and support for democracy. His clarity is better than the muddled viewpoints of other candidates who seem to want to treat foreigners with heart and love.

Herman says we don’t want the world to necessarily be our friends. We need to command their respect.

I guarantee you won’t see President Cain bowing, scraping, and apologizing to foreign leaders.


27 posted on 11/25/2011 1:21:38 PM PST by Yaelle (Herman Cain: the clever conservative with cojones.)
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To: VinL

bump


28 posted on 11/25/2011 2:36:26 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: Apollo5600

Cain has no record on anything, so anything he says is just talk and can change on a dime, depending on how the wind blows.

None of the candidates will deport them all. Period. At least Gingrich has given it some serious thought. No crazy talk about electric fences.


29 posted on 11/25/2011 3:04:47 PM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

That’s weird, because the wind wasn’t blowing on eliminating the tax code and putting forward a two-part plan to bring in the Fair Tax.


30 posted on 11/25/2011 3:57:00 PM PST by Apollo5600 (Cain 2012)
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To: VinL

Read this and then tell me Cain knows nothing about foreign policy.


31 posted on 11/25/2011 4:02:24 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: VinL

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/nov/24/cains-foreign-policy/


32 posted on 11/25/2011 4:03:13 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Apollo5600

There’s going to be no elimination of the tax code and no implementation of the Fair Tax. There will be no national sales tax to replace income tax. That’s skittles, unicorns, and debate society talk. It’s a non-starter.

Any tax modification plan will be along the lines of the standard “reduce rates, close loopholes” lines. That’s the real world. Real candidates understand that.


33 posted on 11/25/2011 4:03:39 PM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

That’s the same attitude in favor of amnesty and every other surrender to the left. We’re looking at the most transparently Marxist Presidents in history. He, of all people, is the most responsible for awakening the vast majority of the tea-party! That’s the one good thing of Obama’s presidency! Why waste an opportunity like this on timid ideas? Now is the time to go for BOLD action.


34 posted on 11/25/2011 4:15:23 PM PST by Apollo5600 (Cain 2012)
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To: magritte

I know magritte. For myself I’m trying hard not to be a part of it. I’m not always successful but I do try to stick to the debate topics rather than personal attacks. But unless everyone is willing to police themselves (knowing we’ll all slip back to old patterns now and then) all I can do is take a deep breath and work to not be a part of it.

Cindie


35 posted on 11/25/2011 5:02:43 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thank you!


36 posted on 11/25/2011 7:19:19 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Mayor

I adore Cain he is strong, full of character, and most of all an outsider.
It is also a huge plus that he is black I am so sick of the race card, our
black communities need to see there is a way out of the government
gettos!!!!!


37 posted on 11/25/2011 8:32:44 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: VinL

Bttt


38 posted on 11/27/2011 6:33:34 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Excellent!
Where are all the apologies from the supposedly conservative talking heads?

I thought the other candidates showed lukewarm support for Herman. Bachmann was probably the worse with her “no Surprises” comments about Herman Cain.

I've got news. If she were to win, they would be coming out of the woodwork attacking her and her family. I can't believe that out of 23 foster children, they wouldn't find one who would say negative things about her and her family. The knives will be out if she were to win or come up in the polls.

39 posted on 11/27/2011 6:43:17 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: Kit cat

agree


40 posted on 11/28/2011 5:25:50 PM PST by nakutny
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To: VinL

This interview will be a major disappointment to those who say Mr. Cain knows nothing about foreign policy.


41 posted on 11/29/2011 9:14:39 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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