McCain Stuns Obama– Catches Him Misrepresenting Kissinger (Video) …Update: Kissinger Upset With Obama!

September 27, 2008


Obama was caught red-handed in a bold-face lie about Henry Kissinger.

John McCain and Henry Kissinger have been friends for over 35 years.
From tonight’s presidential debate:

Obama: I’m glad the Senator McCain brought up the bipartisan history of us engaging in direct diplomacy. Senator McCain mentioned Henry Kissinger who is one of his advisors who along with 5 Secretaries of State just said that we should meet with Iran; Guess what? He said without preconditions. This is one of your own advisers…

McCain: Look. Dr. Kissinger did not say that he would approve a face to face meeting between the President of the United States and Ahmadinejad. he did not say that. He said there could be lower level meetings. I’ve always encouraged them. The Iranians have met with Ambassador Crocker in Baghdad. What senator Obama doesn’t understand is that without precondition you sit down with someone who has called Israel a stinking corpse and wants to destroy that country and wipe it off the map, you legitimize those comments. This is dangerous. This isn’t just naive… By the way, Dr. Kissinger who has been my friend for 35 years would be interested to hear Senator Obama’s depiction on the issue. I’ve known him for 35 years

Obama: (interrupting) Lets take a look.

McCain: And I, guarantee you that he would not say that presidential top level.

Obama: (interrupting) Nobody’s talking about that.

McCain: Of course, he’s encouraging contacts and negotiations and other things. We do that all the time. And, Senator Obama is parsing words when he says “preconditions” means “preparations.”

Woah!… That was a knockdown.
Not only did McCain correct the Senator but Obama lied again when he said that “nobody was talking about that.” (top level talks).
Obama has said there should be top level talks with rogue regimes without preconditions several times.

This was not the thing to do… Especially when John McCain is a great friend of the former Secretary of State:

It was an awful exchange for Obama.

Obama announced at the CNN YouTube debate last year that he would be willing to meet with the world’s dictators including the Iranian regime in his first year in office.
Here is Obama’s website:

From the Obama website:

Diplomacy: Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions.

There you have it.
It’s even on the Obama website.

UPDATE: Henry Kissinger is “upset” with Obama for distorting his views!
From the Weekly Standard Blog:

Henry Kissinger believes Barack Obama misstated his views on diplomacy with US adversaries and is not happy about being mischaracterized. He says: “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality.”

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One Response to McCain Stuns Obama– Catches Him Misrepresenting Kissinger (Video) …Update: Kissinger Upset With Obama!

  1. TLewis on September 28, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Mr. Obama makes no hesitation to make bold face lies about political realities, considering this is just one of many lies that he has persuaded a number of people to think that he is telling the absolute truth. Since this is just one of many lies that Barack Obama has told, the question is how many more bold face lies will he tell in the forth coming debates. Furthermore Mr. Obama does not mind telling bold face lies to the United States public media and population, how can we tell, and when do we know when he is telling the truth?
    Since telling the truth appears not to be important to many people who vote for Obama, it seems insane that those very people would be upset about their claim that George Bush, or John McCain or Sarah Palin are considered not telling the truth. That is, if it doesn’t matter if Barack Obama tells lies, then it should not matter if John McCain Tells Lies. Therefore those people who are voting for Barack Obama are not voting for him because he tells the truth, but that his is merely an historic black president. That is, Mr. Obama could be the first black president to represent America. Therefore being black and being historic is more important than telling the truth. Since voting a man into office is the primary methodology in a democratic organization that the populous give the public trust to the candidate elected into power. Since the definition of the words “Public Trust” is
    The concept of the public trust relates back to the origins of democratic government and its seminal idea that within the public lies the true power and future of a society; therefore, whatever trust the public places in its officials must be respected.
    The meaning of the word truth extends from honesty, good faith, and sincerity in general, to agreement with fact or reality in particular. The public trust relates to a presidential candidate who is trustworthy, honest, having good faith and is sincere regarding facts and realities. Wikipedia


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