Skip to comments.VIDEO: John Kerry claims "I met with the Security Council of the United Nations"
Posted on 08/08/2004 10:21:57 AM PDT by Steven W.
John Kerry at the UNITY Conference (8/5/04)
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Segment begins 49 minutes into the program, during the Q&A period (fast-forward player to direct location) shortly following the Michael Moore gaffe
"I believe in my heart of hearts and in my gut that this president fails that test in Iraq. And I know this because I, personally, and others were deeply involved in the effort with other countries to bring them to the table. I met with the Security Council of the United Nations in the week preceding the vote in the Senate."
Is it that Kerry didn't meet with the council but said he did? Or is it that he did, in fact, meet with the council but should not have because he was undermining the authority of executive branch.
Gee, that's big of him. Wonder when he'll make time to meet with the Senate where theoretically he was elected to serve.
Both / either - the likely explanation is that he LIED again and is another FOREIGN LEADER gaffe. Note research on adjoining TRANSCRIPT thread to see that Kerry was in Iowa that week and does not appear he could have been in New York. Of course all that's moot somewhat because, of course, Kerry did NOT likely meet with the Security Council, as he said, but that he was LYING on Thursday when he said it.
The further troubling aspects point to the fact he's expressing a desire to negotiate with other nations behind the US back when only the US Ambassador to the UN or Secretary of State are typically assigned such duties.
especially valid considering we now know about the Oil for Food scandal at the UN and France's assurance to Iraq (and others, possibly including Kerry) that they would not approve subsequent "authorization" for US to go to war which may have influenced his waffling over his vote in the Senate.
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I believe I read that slick willie was also meeting with the security council. Does anyone really believe they were trying to help President Bush?
Since the UN depends on votes for funding.....my guess is that they will kiss the butt of anyone who wants to meet with them who is considered a 'friendly'.
"The further troubling aspects point to the fact he's expressing a desire to negotiate with other nations behind the US back when only the US Ambassador to the UN or Secretary of State are typically assigned such duties."
Please! If Kerry did this, it is simply a repeat of history. In 1972/72 While the US was neogotiating framework with the Vietnamese that insisted on conditions for RELEASE of our POW's/MIA's- private citizen Kerry was, with his band of war protesters, having his OWN meetings with the North Vietnamese in Paris.
Perhaps someone who is familiar with Nicaraugua can chime in on Kerry's meeting(s) with the Sandinistas.
I hope, however, that it turns out that this was merely a lie because that will be the most damaging to him. Sadly, most people do not care about the Constitution or the separation of powers between the 3 branches of government.
An easily disproven lie will go a long way toward cementing Kerry's image of a flip flopper who will say anything to get elected.
Kerry and others may have given away our trump card and that would explain why France suddenly backed out. Once they knew or found out certain details all negotiating stops because we have nothing to offer. It could have also allowed friends of Iraq to get with Saddam before combat allowing time for him to hide or export the WMD.
and I hope that they stay there and leave our government alone ...
Would that be the same UN Security Council that didn't see genocide in Rwanda or Sudan, took oil for food brides and is okay with the Sudanese slave trade? I feel safer already.
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