Clinton Jabs Cain

by Katrina Trinko

This Week host Christiane Amanpour poked fun at Herman Cain in a question directed to Hillary Clinton today, asking her, “Are you in Herman Cain’s famously designated ‘Beki-beki-beki-bekistan’?”

In an interview with CBN earlier this month, Cain joked about being asked about who the president of “Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan” was. 

Clinton responded with a riff on Cain’s famous 9-9-9 plan: “Well, you know, there’s a zero-zero-zero change I’m going to comment on Republican politics, but I am in Uzbekistan.”

Speaking about the withdrawal from Iraq, Clinton positioned it as a withdrawal in accordance with President George W. Bush’s plans. 


“Remember that it was President Bush who set the timetable in motion by agreeing with the Iraqis that all troops would be out by the end of this year,” she said. “And, of course, President Obama promised the American people that the troops would be out by the end of this year.”

“We have a lot of presence in that region,” Clinton added. “So, no, we’re not going to have bases in Iraq, but we have bases elsewhere. We have security relations from Jordan to Colombia. So we’re going to be present in Iraq, supporting the Iraqis, and continually discussing with them what their needs are. And no one should miscalculate our commitment to Iraq, most particularly Iran.”

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