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Wednesday, 05 October 2011 01:00

Herman Cain Flip Flops on Killing of Awlaki

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Herman CaknOn the issue of the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, Herman Cain is demonstrating just how presidential he is by performing one of the most time-honored candidate contortions — the flip flop.

After the May 5 GOP presidential debate in South Carolina, Bob Powell of asked Cain if he would consider it legal for President Obama to issue a kill order for Awlaki. Cain responded, "In his case, no, because he's an American citizen." 
Cain continued: "If he's an American citizen, which is the big difference, then he should be charged, and he should be arrested and brought to justice.”

Cain also stated in the same interview, “He [Awlaki] should be charged. And since he’s an American citizen, he should be tried in our courts.”

Here is a clip from the May 5 interview quoted above that was recently put on YouTube:

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