Huckabee on Pakistan...
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From From The Road, a CBS News blog...
Mike Huckabee made a statement at a campaign rally this morning about the assassination of B. Bhutto in Pakistan. Let's recall that he's taken more than a little heat for his previous attempts at foreign policy statements, being labeled - Becker translation - as everything from clueless to stupid. So, with an opportunity to make up some ground and give us the indication that he MIGHT have a clue, here's the report from the ground:
With about 150 supporters crowded around a podium set up on the tarmac of Orlando Executive airport (and about 20 Ron Paul supporters waving signs outside) Mike Huckabee strode out to the strains of “Right Now” by Van Halen and immediately addressed the Bhutto situation, expressing “our sincere concern and apologies for what has happened in Pakistan.”
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.
Apologies? Apologies! Maybe we can expect a Middle East Apology Tour from President Huckabee. After all Bill Clinton took care of Africa.