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Video: Herman Cain agrees with Ron Paul's position on assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki

Ron Paul has taken a beating over the past few days for his position on the al-Awlaki assassination, but his position really shouldn't be that controversial considering that even a mainstream candidate like Herman Cain has basically said the same thing!

http://youtu.be/NPQw1xkAEow

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I'd take a bullet for Ron Paul.

The Atlantic: Herman Cain Flip-Flopped

Herman Cain Flip-Flopped on the Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/10/herman-c...

In early May, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said it would be illegal for the Obama administration to assassinate Anwar al-Awlaki.

Yet after U.S. forces killed al-Awlaki on Friday in a joint drone and jet strike, Cain reportedly praised the assassination.

The killing of al-Awlaki has stirred debate over whether a U.S. president should be allowed to order the assassination of a citizen without due process. The libertarian candidates in the Republican presidential primary, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, have both questioned the killing. The two frontrunners, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, have both praised it.

To All Progessives Whom This May Concern

A message to all my Progressive friends that I made Protesting the Bush Administration……Where are you????????????
Throughout the Bush Era I made friends protesting due to fact that I am a libertarian. I felt a unity with them pertaining to the belief that I held that the progressives I had met were principled, or at least I thought. Some issues that we were outraged ranged from unconstitutional policies such as:
-Two Illegal Wars
-The Bush Doctrine
-The Patriot Act
-FISA Act
-GITMO
-Suspension of Habeas Corpus
-Torture
-A Few Among Many
Our President Barrack Obama has continued all these policies after proclaiming the unconstitutionality of these programs when he was Candidate Obama. Obama has overstepped even the most heinous of the Bush policies. The President has made an unprecedented power that no other president before him has ever usurped: The Right To Assassinate American Citizens and The Right To Start Wars Without Congresses Approval. Imagine this power in the hands of a Neoconservative, all of you for whom I speak would be outraged. The outrage for me comes on principle alone not because either party is in power.
PS. Barack Obama is killing massive amounts of people in another war Libya….

Just remember...

use this video should he starts to flip flop during the next debate!

The Libertarian Party, irrelevant since 1971.

Like a deer caught in the headlights

My take is that Cain doesn't have a clue as to what he is talking about - and is shooting from the hip.

I am guessing this interview was given before he was coached on the issue and he is just trying to think on his feet and not say anything stupid.

I don't think he is very good, generally, at thinking on his feet.

Since the CIA has been

Since the CIA has been assassinating people since 1947 i am surprized any Americans object to this assassination.I am never read one compliant about the CIA atrocities in which six million civilians have died from 1947 until 1987.How many more since 1987?

Bob Marshall

I'm sure were taking him out of context

We never can get it right with this guy....No enough sauce, too much cheese, over done....You know what I'm saying....

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The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

It really looked like Cain just did a live flip-flop on camera

Which means he has no idea what he's talking about and just said what sounded good at the moment, influenced by the interviewer's input.

No, I heard him say, "He should be charged."

He didn't say he should have been assassinated. It wasn't a reversal on camera at least. Although it wouldn't surprise me if he did as you said, I'm opposed to bashing him for something he didn't do AFAIK.

Edit: Just glanced at the Atlantic story referenced below and he HAS FLIP-FLOPPED, just not on camera in this case.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

It looked like Cain was swayed in the moment with logic

If he had not been given a persuasive leading argument by the interviewer, he probably would have said the same as he is saying now.

In other words, we was merely giving a political answer. It appeared to me that he didn't know what he was talking about at the beginning and was leaning towards saying that Anwar was guilty and should be convicted, or possibly even killed, if the interviewer had not led him.

the hell he does...

he worked for a Fed Reserve Branch in an executive position... you cant do that without believing keynesian economics is a representation of free markets.

any laws which abrogates rights to due process are directly related to the oppression of foreign cultures by leveraging debt against foreign gov'ts and forcing them to negotiate with our contractors effectively usurping their resources.

any body who actively participates in such a vast amount of fraud and war is a snake in the grass by comparing himself to the good doctor.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

This is an old video. Cain has flip-flopped.

I kinda feel like I broke this story with my post on DP.
http://www.dailypaul.com/181099/will-cain-flip-flop-just-4-m...

But now the original source has proven that Herman Cain did indeed flip-flop.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/10/herman-c...

Please make it over to the article and comment! For some reason my browser isn't letting me place a comment or I would say,
"Please change the title to: Herman Cain Flip-Flopped on the Constitution"

Cain: We shouldn't audit the

Cain:
We shouldn't audit the fed. Well, you can call up and ask them yourself!

We shouldn't assassinate people. Well, Obama did a good job assassinating.

etc.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

The morons on the

The morons on the FIVE(stupidest people in the world) are at it again slamming the Good Doctor for his stance on this and his editorial.....I just sent them this video of Cain agreeing with him.....

here's their email.....SLAM em'

thefive@foxnews.com

Show should be called "Four NeoCons & a Blond!

I CAN'T STAND THAT SHOW! I Admit my show title is pretty weak, But I WOULD LOVE FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO COME UP WITH THERE OWN SHOW TITLES! IT COULD BE FUN! For example....

The Four Keynsians and a Blond! Ha Ha!

I can't

stand those morons!! Just sent them the video, with a piece of my mind attached!!

I agree with both of you

Except for fill in Judge Nap and sometimes Juan William, the whole crew are establishment puppets that support the flavor of the week. They make it a point to trash Paul once every show like we don't notice. They also praise whomever FOX crows frontunner. I hope they go off just like Beck did.

Thomas M. Gallion

nailed a neo-con with this one

My friend this morning sent me a e-mail saying "Ron Paul stepped in it again" along with a bio of Herman Cain and a comment that Cain would agree with the assassination of Awlaki. I just sent him this video, LMAO

lol, you kicked his ass, sea

lol, you kicked his ass, sea bass.

More media coverage:

Weigel:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2011/10/03/on_al_allawi_ki...

Daily Caller:
http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/03/cain-in-may-dont-kill-al-a...

The Atlantic (2nd article today):
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/10/herman-c...

Also, this Townhall article has a little bit more detail on his flip-flop this weekend at TeaCon:
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2011/10/03/was_killin...

And if anyone is interested in what the Freepers have to say:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2787193/posts

Here's the link to The Right Scoop story

below, link is not working and I can't edit it:
http://www.therightscoop.com/herman-cain-anwar-al-awlaki-sho...

He already flip-flopped over the weekend.

The Right Scoop has the scoop on his new position.

Herman Cain is reported to have said at TeaCon this weekend that he did in fact support Obama’s decision to take out Anwar al-Awlaki:

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HOTAIR – "In a brief Q&A with our panel after his speech, Cain told the crowd that he fully supported Barack Obama’s decision to strike Anwar al-Awlaki."

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According to Ed Morrissey, Guy Benson with Townhall.com was the one who asked him the question that yielded the answer above.

Personally I’m glad to know that he supports the strike that took out Awlaki. After all, we are at war with Al Qaeda and he most certainly was a member in high regard.

The Atlantic has also picked up the video BTW.

me thinks

we need to get over to that page and SCHOOL some folks there!!

Dopey comments like this is all I"m reading:

"Herman Cain is getting "soft".A traitor is a traitor , american or not,and should be shot on the spot.Especially when the traitor's intentions is to kill other americans."

Romney and/or Perry will go

Romney and/or Perry will go after Cain and Paul on this I bet. Then CAIN will back track.

Herman Cain: Spying on Americans Is Okay, But Not Assassinating

I sent the information links to Drudge, atlantic.com article and youtube video.

WE should PILE on the request!! Don't even ID yourself as a Ron Paul supporter. I just kept it simple with "Herman Cain agrees with Ron Paul"

Here's the link (dated May 25, 2011) If the video is early May, then Cain is "lying" in this interview saying that it's the first time he's heard of Americans being assassinated.
We need to get to work on this.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/05/herman-c...

Jack Hunter posted another quote fron Cain

about assassinating al-Awlaki where Cain pretty much says the same thing as in the video. Quote is also from May.

THE ATLANTIC: President Obama has said that he has the authority to assassinate American citizens if he’s declared them an enemy combatant in the War on Terror. Al Awlaki is one guy who is on the official government list where he can be taken out. Do you have any thoughts on that?

CAIN: I don’t believe that the president of the United States should order the assassination of citizens of the United States. That’s why we have our court system, and that’s why we have our laws. Even if the person is suspected of being affiliated with terrorism, if they are a citizen of this country, they still deserve the rights of this country, which includes due process. Osama bin Laden was not a citizen of the United States of America. So I would not have changed the decision the president made in that regard. But if you’re a citizen, no, it is not right for the president to think he has the power to have you assassinated. No. He has the power to make sure you’re locked up, but you have to go through due process.

http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2011/10/03/herman-cain-is-right/

Sent to Drudge

Everyone should send this to Drudge.

Lies

This is a clear lie coming from a known Neocon. This guy hangs out with Neil Boortz. Look up what Boortz says about the assassination.

-quiet engineer