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Fact Check: Kissinger Defends McCain's Iran Stance
| September 26, 2008
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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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008debates; arizona; debates; election; electionpresident; foreignpolicy; henrykissinger; iran; islam; johnmccain; kiritradia; kissinger; mccain; mccainpalin; mohammedanism; obama; senatorjohnmccain; senatormccain
posted on 09/27/2008 5:15:03 AM PDT
Couric and CBS have called ex-Sec. Kissinger a liar.
posted on 09/27/2008 5:21:28 AM PDT
(Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
dear katie couric,
could you please read this statment and the correct yourself, after you thought you were correcting Gov. Palin on this issue.
posted on 09/27/2008 5:21:42 AM PDT
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.
posted on 09/27/2008 5:21:51 AM PDT
(Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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.
posted on 09/27/2008 5:21:59 AM PDT
(Call me if you need me, just not at 3am.)
Kissinger should be featured in a McCain TV ad immediately refuting Obama’s lies. The MSM will and is reporting Kissinger's rebuttals, but after the initial reports they will drop it like a hot rock. Kissinger is one of the most respected non-partisans who ever worked in Washington, I'm sure his words would carry huge weight in battleground States like PA, OH, MI, MN, WS, CO, NV, NM and NH.
posted on 09/27/2008 5:45:49 AM PDT
(Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some More)
Bumping this. Don’t let the lefties lies become facts.
posted on 09/27/2008 7:41:42 AM PDT
Who ya gonna believe, the MESSIA, or some former secretary? /S
posted on 09/27/2008 8:16:26 AM PDT
(Blaming CO2 for global warming is like blaming your thermometer for your kid's fever.)
Kissinger’s statement was too nuanced for Katie and Barry
posted on 09/27/2008 12:49:33 PM PDT
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