We cannot ignore this anymore. This has to be addressed by us.
The race in the Republican Party looks more and more like a race of clowns in the circus.
(To all clowns working in circuses and elsewhere: we apologize to you by associating you with the Republican candidates – please don’t be offended by this.)
Take for instance Herman Cain.
In an recent interview with the PBS Newshour he talked about China’s potential military threat to the United States.
Here’s what he said how he wants to address it:
“We already have superiority in terms of our military capability, and I plan to get away from making cutting our defense a priority and make investing in our military capability a priority, going back to my statement: peace through strength and clarity. So yes, they’re a military threat. They’ve indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capability, and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have.”
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Hmm, isn’t China a permanent member of the U.N. security council?
According to Wikipedia, the five permanent members of the Security Council are also the only countries recognized as nuclear-weapon states
(under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty)
And according to the U.S. State Department, China conducted its first test of a nuclear weapon in 1964.
That was 47 years ago.
Herman Cain was in college at that time. So he might not have noticed that due to whatever he did during that time. But if he still doesn’t know this by now, he has quite some catching up to do.
But really, does he know anything beyond burgers and pizzas, anyway? This is a question raised by an editorial in the NY Times.
But hey, he is just trying, too. He succeeds so far, as the other candidates are not much better and are clowns themselves (again: apologies to professional working clowns!).
By the way, he later modified his statement by saying “Maybe I misspoke…What I meant was, China does not have the size of nuclear capability that we have. They do have a nuclear capability”.
I understand it took some time for him to come up with this modification. It appears to be commonplace in his campaign to respond one way and then some time later to “correct” this response. You know what I mean…