Skip to comments.Fox News Video- Kissinger Answers Obama v McCain
Posted on 09/27/2008 9:02:28 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
Kissinger Answers Obama v McCain
Not good news for Obama.
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It would be useful if the video was embeddable.
I wish we could embed videos here at Free Republic.
Well me too. But the YouTube video embedding has been disabled on this one.
And I meant disabled so we can’t use it elsewhere.
I have the ability to download it and re-upload it to googlevideo if needed.
Thanks. Probably not tonight.
“Well I happen to have Henry Kissinger right here....”
Annie Hall/Marshall McLuhan moment.
So obama got caught in a bold faced lie.
I wonder if the truth squads will go after Kissinger next?
Kissinger smackdown of the messiah.
It allows you to save the video and you can post it elsewhere if you like. FR doesn't support it, but if you have a place to host it you could.
I have it downloaded already to my computer.
comrade obamao made a big boo-boo.
henry said “no”.
but there are millions who will believe that obamao is correct.
You can use the embedding code here. Same video on MotionBox.
Thanks for the ping! I’m still working on my blog piece, and this will come in handy for sure! It may be a bit before it’s done, but I don’t want to rush it. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right, and perhaps more will be inclined to read it through if the blogosphere chatter dies down a bit first? ;) (Well, that’s what I hope anyway...)
I’m glad to see that Fox is rubbing this in the face of the magical one. The way he says “and guess what...” during the debate is great fodder for use in a commercial.
Despite the intial efforts of the msm, two days removed from the debate, the picture of who actually won has come into focus. “And guess what...” “Senator McCain is absolutely right”.
transcript from foxnews I am assuming this is the same video lol:
HENRY KISSINGER, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: Nice to talk to you.
KELLY: Nice to have you here. All right, so what is the truth? Do you support the notion of an American President sitting down with Ahmadinejad without preconditions?
KISSINGER: No, I dont. I have argued that, at some point, negotiations with Iran are important. But it is my view that they should be on the working level, and that the President should not be involved until we know that we are close to an agreement, or that we know what the nature of the agreement is.
KELLY: So, in other words, you favor negotiations at the lower level, perhaps all the way up to the Secretary of State, but you do not believe an American President should sit down without preconditions, as Barack Obama says he would like to do.
KISSINGER: That is correct.
KELLY: What is the danger in having a President do that?
KISSINGER: First of all, we have to understand that if Iran acquires nuclear weapons, that will be a dramatic change in the situation in the most explosive region of the world today in the Middle East. It will give Iran a capability to protect [UNINTELLIGIBLE] ... with a set of nuclear weapons, and it will demonstrate that the opinion of the United Nations Security Council, which asked Iran to desist from building nuclear weapons, has been totally ignored, and therefore it would start an arms race for nuclear weapons in that region. A whole number of countries have declared that nuclear weapons in Iran are unacceptable. So what we need is a definition of what we mean by “unacceptable,” and what were going to do if diplomacy does not succeed. Its in this context that I believe negotiations should be conducted to demonstrate either that we can achieve what we define as unacceptable, or that other measures have to be taken. But in order to do this, it has to be at a level in which one can test the various issues that are raised by such an effort. And if you start with the President, then that Presidents and generals should not be the first negotiators because if a negotiation at that level fails, you really have no other recourse, and it would be in the conditions of a country that has declared America as the principle enemies, to start at that level would be to legitimize their conduct over a whole period of time.
KELLY: And let me ask you, Mr. Secretary, one of the things John McCain says is that it would legitimize Ahmadinejad in the eyes of the world. In other words, you give this man who says Israel should be wiped off the face of the map legitimacy by even having that sort of photo-op with him. What are your thoughts on it?
KISSINGER: I think McCain is right, and I think that it is unwise to sit down with Ahmadinejad. If Iran really wants to negotiate with us, they will find a negotiator who has the prospect of achieving something that needs to be done. And, secondly, if progress is to be made, there have to be a lot of exchanges at other levels. Before Mao and Nixon sat down, there were two years of exchanges at lower levels.
KELLY: Understood. And the candidates are at issue on that and many other items. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, always a pleasure. Thank you so much for coming on, setting the record straight. We appreciate it.
Now, you know Obama tries to say he didn’t say no preconditions, that of course there would be “preparations” (what does that mean exactly?), but the real story is what he said after the exchange with McCain about Iran:
“But I reserve the right, as president of the United States to meet with anybody at a time and place of my choosing...”
So he’s saying I would reserve the right to meet with anyone anytime. If that isn’t meeting without preconditions I don’t know what is.
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