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Herman Cain thinks the Taliban are involved in Libya’s new government

On Friday Herman Cain, explaining his stumble on a question about Libya in a recent interview, suggested the Taliban of Afghanistan and Pakistan are “going to be part of the government” in Libya.

“The question was too broad,” he told journalists at a stop in Florida. “And so I paused. And what they didn’t show was, I asked the reporter to be more specific. Well, he didn’t get more specific. His question was — and I hope you all show this or write about it — ‘Do you agree or disagree with President Obama on Libya?’ But what part?”

“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? Do I agree with not knowing the government was going to — which part was he asking me about? I was trying to get him to be specific and he wouldn’t be specific.”

Here’s the video, via CNN:

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