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November 15th, 2011
01:33 PM ET

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editor describes Cain's Libya gaffe

It's the moment of silence everybody is talking about. 

2012 GOP Presidential hopeful Herman Cain stumbled when asked by a panel of newspaper reporters to clarify his position on Libya. After pausing for an uncomfortably long 8 seconds, the Georgia businessman failed to deliver a coherent answer to the question.

Today on American Morning, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editor Marty Kaiser, who was present during the interview, explains to Christine Romans why he was "truly stunned" by Cain's response.

Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Libya
October 25th, 2011
10:43 AM ET

Can Libyan tribes unite to form a new government? Robin Wright explains

Until last week, nearly all of the tribes and clans inside of Libya were unified by one thing - hunting down Moammar Gadhafi. Now that the former leader has been killed and buried, can the members of the National Transitional Council stick together to build a government?

Robin Wright, author of "Rock the Casbah" and distinguished scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace, joins Carol Costello on American Morning today to weigh in on whether or not the various factions in the country will be able to unite and explain if the U.S. will have any influence in the process.

Filed under: Libya
October 21st, 2011
10:36 AM ET

What role will NATO have in a post-Gadhafi Libya?

NATO played a critical role in ousting Moammar Gadhafi and liberating Libya, but it remains to be seen if the Western alliance will have a hand in the reconstruction of the north African nation.

Some have expressed concern that there could be instability in Libya in the wake of Gadhafi's death.  Does the downfall of  Gadhafi effectively end the country's civil war, or is more fighting on the horizon?

Today on American Morning, Christine Romans speaks to Damon Wilson, the Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council, to get his predictions on Libya's future.

Filed under: Libya
October 21st, 2011
10:32 AM ET

Senator McCain discusses America's role in Libya going forward

Some big challenges lie ahead for Libya after the killing of Moammar Gadhafi.  Instituting a functioning democratic government is not easy, especially on the heels of a 40-year dictatorship.  With the national budget currently under negotiation, it's unclear how much support the United States can lend to rebuilding North African nation.

Today on American Morning, Christine Romans speaks with Senator John McCain to get his take on President Obama's foreign policy record and to discuss how Libya should proceed going forward.

Filed under: Libya
October 21st, 2011
10:28 AM ET

Future of U.S. relations with Libya uncertain post-Gadhafi

Gadhafi is gone – but the future of the relationship between the United States and Libya remains in question.  The United States played a pivotal role in removing the long-standing dictator, but tightened domestic budgets might limit the United States' capacity to rebuild Libya.

On American Morning today, Carol Costello speaks with Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, to discuss the evolving relationship between Libya and the United States.

Filed under: Libya
October 21st, 2011
10:11 AM ET

Libya post-Gadhafi: What comes next?

The dictator is dead, but many questions remain for Libya in a post-Gadhafi world.  Who will take charge of the country?  Is NATO's mission over?  And what role, if any, will the U.S. play in Libya?

Today on American Morning, Carol Costello speaks with Mohammed Sayeh, a senior member of the  National Transitional Council, to find out what Gadhafi's death means for Libya's future.

Filed under: Libya
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