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Just Hours Later, Cain Fully Disavows His Openness To Negotiating With Terrorists: ‘I misspoke’

By Alex Seitz-Wald on October 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm

"Just Hours Later, Cain Fully Disavows His Openness To Negotiating With Terrorists: ‘I misspoke’"

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Herman Cain has fully walked back comments made just hours earlier that he would negotiate with terrorists and agree to release every prisoner in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for a single American prisoner. This afternoon on CNN, Cain said that he approved of an Israeli deal exchanging over a 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for one Israeli soldier, saying that as president, “I could see myself authorizing that kind of transfer.” Negotiating with terrorists flies in the face of years of American policy. During the GOP presidential debate a few hours later, Cain recanted, saying he would “not negotiate with terrorists.” By the time the debate ended, Cain futher walked back initial comment, saying he “misspoke.” Watch it:

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