I thought he was going to confuse Libya with Syria or something.
The press is so keen to catch him out that he probably just wanted to make sure of what he said. And what he eventually said was pretty good, with respect to Obama probably not knowing who exactly he was supporting.
Pretty much a non-event, not nearly as good as the Perry brain freeze.
As somebody already said, this wasn't a brain freeze, he was genuinely clueless for minutes, and what he eventually said was one big nothing - something like, it's gonna be sunny out, unless it rains. What a clown.