Embarrassing when foreign leaders laugh at American candidate's ingnorance

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    Karzai On Cain's 'Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan' Comment: 'That Wasn

    GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain may not be able to name the leaders of foreign countries, but that doesn’t mean leaders of foreign countries don’t know who Cain is.
    The New York Times reports that in a meeting between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Karzai raised comments made by Cain proudly professing ignorance about Uzbekistan and mocking the country’s name. Cain said a few weeks ago he didn’t know the “president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan,” then categorized the Central Asian country — a crucial supply route in the U.S.-led war to support Karzai’s government in Afghanistan — as “small and insignificant.”
    The Times reports that in Karzai’s meeting with Clinton:
    Mr. Karzai was asking Mrs. Clinton about remarks Mr. Cain made recently in a television interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. [...]
    “He’s a former pizza company owner,” she said to Mr. Karzai.
    “Is he that?” He replied, speaking in English.
    “Oh, yes. He started something called Godfather’s pizza,” she said.
    “Yes, I see, I see,” Mr. Karzai said.
    Mrs. Clinton then turned to the American ambassador, Ryan C. Crocker, and went on, laughingly. “The president was saying he saw a news clip about how Mr. Cain had said I don’t even know the names of all these presidents of all these countries, you know, like whatever …”
    “All the ’stans whatever,” Mr. Karzai interjected, referring to the countries of Central and Southern Asia, including his.
    “All the ’stans places,” Mrs. Clinton repeated.
    Mr. Karzai did not seem to take offense, displaying what appeared to be an astute understanding of campaigning in a democratic country. “That wasn’t right,” he said, “but anyway, that’s how politics are.”
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    It's PATHETIC!

    Thats what we can expect from the radical RepubliCON$, more of the same, dumb, shat.
     
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    There are 195 nations in the world. There is only one Herman Cain running for president. Likely Karzai doesn't know who the president of Paraguay is, or Belize, either.
     
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    Easy to understand why Cain is a TP favorite.

    You've seen one "stan" you've seen em all.

    Americans in their arrogance are one of the most ignorant nations about world affairs.
     
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    Obama just helps kill them... Fuck Cain, Fuck Obama and the people that support them.
     
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    Cain polls well and is temporarily a favorite because he has bold ideas. Also he is the present "not Romney" candidate. He's also presently the "not Perry" candidate, who has proven to be contrived and manufactured. Most all Perry's instant high polling numbers went to Cain (and not Romney) for that reason. Cain's surge in popularity is more a phenomenon of the electorate's desire for "what's not" than what is, the first of which is Obama.

    We may yet see a Gingrich candidacy.
     

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