Herman Cain shares his views on China:
I do view China as a potential military threat to the United States … we already have superiority in terms of our military capability, and I plan to get away from making cutting our defense a priority and make investing in our military capability a priority, going back to my statement: peace through strength and clarity. So yes they’re a military threat. They’ve indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat.
Why that’s scary news, that China is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Especially since they tested their first nuclear weapon back in 1964 and are currently estimated to have around 400 nuclear weapons.
And on China’s economy:
China has a $6 trillion economy and they’re growing at approximately 10 percent. We have a $14 trillion economy — much bigger — but we’re growing at an anemic 1.5, 1.6 percent. When we get our economy growing back at the rate of 5 or 6 percent that it has the ability to do, we will outgrow China.
I’d like to know how growing at 6 percent will outgrow a country growing at 10 percent.
And no, I didn’t make up the “Pizza Geography” headline. Cain himself compared US foreign policy to making pizza.