Clueless Huckabee: Bhutto Assassination Could Impact Martial Law In Pakistan
Which was discontinued weeks ago.
He made a bad choice of words when saying the U.S. needs to consider “what impact does it have on whether or not there’s going to be martial law continuing in Pakistan.” He should have said whether or not martial law will be reinstated – it was lifted nearly two weeks ago. A minor slip, maybe, but not a subject he wants to mess up on when he is already considered weak in the area of foreign policy.
I don’t think it’s such a minor slip when you consider that Huck blundered in some comments about the National Intelligence Estimate as well, saying that Bush had “four years” to read a document that had just been published weeks before. One blunder is just a blunder. Continued blunders like this imply a level of foreign policy naivete that we shouldn’t want in a national leader.
This also, from the article linked above, is troubling:
After moving onto other subjects in his rally (more on that in a moment) he took questions from the press. I asked him what he would do right now if he were President to tackle the situation. He avoided taking a strong policy position, saying he would offer sincere sympathies to the people of Pakistan, and monitor who’s behind it. When asked what he thinks of the Musharraf government and how it has handled the security situation and aid from the US, he replied, “I think today is not the best day to comment on what the Musharraf government should or shouldn’t have done” though “we need a full accounting of that money.” He was also asked if today’s news highlights why the next President needs to have foreign policy, which he lacks. His reponse: “I think it’s more important to have the right principles for the American people.”
Notice how Huck slyly avoids taking any sort of a strong policy position on this issue. Prudence? Or the sign of someone who has no clue?
I’m guessing the latter.