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Cain: Obama's Weakness Emboldened Iran to Attempt Attack

By Hiram Reisner   |   Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 06:08 AM

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain — fresh off Tuesday night’s Republican debate — said the only thing the government in Tehran understands is military force and the reason Iran sanctioned the bold action of an attempted attack on American soil is because Barack Obama is a weak president.
“I would have done something earlier that would have encouraged them not to do something like that,” Cain told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “The only thing that Iran understands is our military capability — but unfortunately they believe that they can do something like they did today and this nation is not going to react, because they see this president as a weak president.

“They would not see me as a weak president, and I would send strong signals to let them know that we would be prepared to take whatever actions we needed to take,” Cain said.

“I’m all for sanctions — but that alone is not going to do that — we have to show them our capability. The biggest problem, Greta, is that Iran and a lot of other countries see this president as weak president — this is why they continue to challenge us — and I think because they see him as a weak president they basically have their fingerprint on this plot that thankfully was broken up today.”

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Van Susteren then turned the discussion to the sinking economy and asked what Cain would do about the nation’s continuing housing crisis.

“The thing that we do, Greta, we must first grow the economy — they can talk about cutting all they want to, but until we grow this economy and get this GDP growing, we won’t be able to solve any of these problems,” Cain said. “We have 14 million people out of work and several more million underemployed.

“This is why . . . I am proposing my bold 9-9-9 plan. It will get America back to work,” he said. “Why? We had it dynamically scored. It will cause the GDP to grow 5 percent, create 6 million jobs, and — biggest thing — it creates certainty for the business community. When I served on the corporate boards for the last 20 years, we didn’t sit around and talk about how we were going to survive — we talked about growth.

 “The other thing the 9-9-9 plan would do, it would level the playing field between our products produced here and the rest of the world,” Cain continued. “It would make our products much more competitive.”

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