Skip to comments.Fact Check: Kissinger Defends McCain's Iran Stance
Posted on 09/27/2008 5:15:03 AM PDT by kellynla
ABC News' Kirit Radia Reports: Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger came to the defense of longtime friend Sen. John McCain following Friday's presidential debate saying he "would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level."
"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," Kissinger said in statement issued by the McCain campaign.
During the debate, Obama pointed to Kissinger to defend his position because the former secretary of state supports direct talks with high-level Iranians without preconditions. Kissinger does not, however, support the U.S. president personally engaging in those talks, a point which McCain sought to drive home during the debate.
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dear katie couric,
could you please read this statment and the correct yourself, after you thought you were correcting Gov. Palin on this issue.
If McCain had done the same thing as Obama has done here, the Left would be calling it a LIE!
I’ll just call it yet another sign of Obama’s naivete and cluelessness.
McCain handled it brilliantly. It was akin to the I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine... moment.
Obama looked like a temp trying to tell the boss how to run his business.
Bumping this. Don’t let the lefties lies become facts.
Kissinger’s statement was too nuanced for Katie and Barry
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