When Herman Cain was asked what he thought of Obama’s Libya policy, for 50 agonizing seconds, he squirmed in his chair deserted by his bull-guano gift of gab. Had his head not been as empty as a ping-pong
ball he might have spun out pearls of wisdom ala Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich about it being war without Congressional approval, or made up some dandy lies. But he blew it. Too bad, because watching him debate Barack Obama would have been better than The Three Stooges Meet Superman.
It’s hard to comprehend how anyone in the U.S., much less a putative
presidential candidate, can be unaware of Libya, and its stark contrast with every other troubled Arab Spring, especially now with Syria slaughtering Syrians and Egyptian generals, having slyly let Tahrir Square pull their Hosni Mubarak
chestnut out of the fire, move to seize power, and did anyone think they wouldn’t?
But Libyans did their own fighting and defeated a tyrant’s army. Obama gave crucial help, and although irritably scolded by Sen. John McCain, never put American boots on the ground which would have sunk us in yet another hopeless quagmire. (Thank our lucky stars McCain was not President!)
Obama’s policy will be studied by historians and analyzed by cadets at West Point as a brilliant example of power not flaunted, not shock and awe-inspiring not a feckless frat boy fantasy, but a judicious response to a deeply complex, almost metaphysical problem that includes the intricate history of Arab culture and its growing importance in the world. Obama's Libya policy did not usurp the central role of Libyans, which is now the only Arab country that sees Americans as friends. John McCain, an honest warrior whose courage will always shine, was and is not equipped to comprehend it.
As for Herman Cain, that 50 seconds of squirming silence revealed a numb dunderhead to even his densest supporters. So we will not likely see the final act of the Herman Cain Follies.