In an amazing display of political ineptitude Mike Huckabee demonstrated just how ill-informed and out-of-touch he is with respect to foreign relations (emphasis mine).
Huckabee knew nothing about intel report on Iran
More than 24 hours after the White House released a major report on Iran's nuclear program, GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee told journalists that he wasn't aware of the intelligence community's new assessment that Tehran suspended its nuclear weapons program in 2003.
A reporter for The Politico had to tell the former Arkansas governor what was in the National Intelligence Estimate. Here's an excerpt from the transcript that the newspaper published on its website:
- David Paul Kuhn: I don't know to what extent you have been briefed or been able to take a look at the NIE report that came out yesterday ...
- Huckabee: I'm sorry?
- Kuhn: The NIE report, the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. Have you been briefed or been able to take a look at it --
- Huckabee: No.
- Kuhn: Have you heard of the finding?
- Huckabee: No.
Huckabee then shares his views on the Iranian program. "I've heard, the last two weeks, supposed reports that they are accelerating it and it could be having a reactor in a much shorter period of time than originally been thought," he says, according to Politico.
NBC's Carrie Dann reports for National Journal that "Huckabee's ignorance of the news of the day, which not only dominated the Democrats' debate here in town but also prompted a presidential press conference in response, came as Huckabee faced questioning about his foreign policy credentials."
Huckabee's turning out to be a major-league moron. No wonder a growing cadre of disillusioned Republicans are warming up to him - he reminds them of the good old days in the White House, circa 2000-2008, when idiots ran the country.
So tell us, Mr. Huckabee, where did you "hear two weeks ago" that they are accelerating?
Where did you get that information?
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