Thursday, March 03, 2011

Mike Huckabee 'Knows Less Than Nothing'

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Lawrence O'Donnell takes Mike Huckabee to task for spouting nonsense about President Barack Obama growing up in Kenya. Huckabee said the "one thing" he did know about Obama is growing up in Kenya. O'Donnell said that if that is the one thing Huckabee knows then the former governor knows less than nothing. O'Donnell wonders if that lack of knowledge extends to policy issues. The answer is yes. In 2007, Huckabee was not aware of the National Intelligence Estimate finding on Iran's weapons of mass destruction program. Huckabee had no idea what the NIE was.

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.

Kuhn then summarized the NIE finding that Iran had stopped work on a clandestine nuclear program four years ago and asked if it “adjusts your view on Iran in any sense."

Huckabee is aware of Obama birther conspiracy theories. However, Huckabee had no idea about the NIE. Less than nothing, indeed.

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