[What is clear is that Mr. Cain is not up to speed as a presidential contender. He had no clue what "right of return" referred to. His answer on several important issues is essentially "that all depends". Others have to be consulted at some future time before Cain can know what he will do. There is reason to suspect Mr. Cain's reliance on cautious deliberation is not a foundation of wisdom; it is a refuge of the uninformed. --- pat]
Herman Cain was CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. He is now a Jack-in-the-box candidate for President. We won’t know what he’d do on national security matters until he’s elected. He takes pride in this position. He thinks if other candidates were truthful they’d say the same thing.
He should have invoked the same faux superiority and not answered when Chris Wallace asked about Israel and the Palestinian right of return. Instead he endorsed the concept. Cain, clearly not knowing what Chris was talking about, said sure why not with the caveat that it would be negotiable and up to Israel. Mr. Cain knows what he doesn’t know about Afghanistan and now we know a little more about his overall ignorance.
Wallace: Where do you stand on the right of return?
Cain: The right of return? The right of return?
Wallace: The Palestinian right of return
Cain: That should be negotiated.
Wallace: You think the Palistinian refugees kicked out in 1948 should have any right to return to Israeli land?
Cain: Yes, they should have the right to come back if that is a decision that Israel wants to make.
Cain might have to wait until he’s elected to know what the experts think about Afghanistan but all he had to to was read yesterday’s newspapers to know what Israel thinks about the right of return. No way.
Netanyahu underscored just how difficult that last issue is alone, declaring that Palestinians will not be allowed to settle in Israel as part of any peace plan.
“It’s not going to happen. Everybody knows it’s not going to happen”, he said. “And I think it’s time to tell the Palestinians forthrightly it’s not going to happen.”
Cain’s philosophy may be grounded in conservatism but evidently his governing style would be, “Don’t ask me I only work here”.
Maybe Joke-in-the-box is a more accurate description of candidate Cain. Sorry Cain supporters but that’s my opinion.