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Herman Cain Flip-Flops on Iraq Withdrawal

Reported by Judy - December 3, 2005

One of the guests on Neil Cavuto's "Cavuto on Business" on Saturday (December 3, 2005) is one of the fastest flip-floppers you'll ever see.

Herman Cain, radio talk show host, was taking part in a discussion on the iraq War and its effect on the stock market. Adam Lashinsky, of Fortune magazine, commented that he thought that if the U.S. begins a "gradual draw down, the markets will respond positively."

"I think that's what the president is going to do. The president and the military, they need to make that decision and not the politicians," said Cain, who apparently doesn't consider George Bush to be a politician.

A few minutes later, Jim Rogers, author of Hot Commodities, predicted that President Bush will withdraw American troops from Iraq in 2006 "sooner rather than later," and that his speech this week defending his policy in Iraq was laying the groundwork for that withdrawal.

Cain responded that it "is not in the character" of George Bush, our military, or our nation to "cut and run" and said that Bush would not do that. After listening to Cain's well-rehearsed rant, Rogers retorted, "Who said anything about 'cut and run'?" He said the troops deserve to come home and that the nation's military is over-extended.

A few minutes earlier, Cain himself had said that he thought Bush would begin a gradual draw down of troops.
The next thing you know, he's ranting about the need to not cut and run when somebody else makes the same point.

Cain wrote a book called They Think You're Stupid. Cain must think we're stupid, too.

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