Huntsman: Obama shouldn't have intervened in Libya
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, weighing a run for the Republican presidential nomination, says U.S. military forces are spread too thin around the world and he thinks President Barack Obama erred in intervening in Libya.
Traveling in New Hampshire, Huntsman tells ABC News that Libya "is not core to our national security interest." He also says he's close to a decision on whether to get into the GOP presidential sweepstakes and that only his wife, Mary Kaye, could stop him if he chose to run.
Huntsman backed away from previous statements supporting a "cap and trade" policy aimed at expediting corporate efforts to curb harmful emissions, saying the global economic slump has dramatized the need to put a heavier focus on business growth, at least for a while.