Monday, October 25, 2004

Kerry who? UN security council denies meeting him

On the front page of the Washington Times today ran the following headline:

Security Council members deny meeting Kerry

That's right. The meeting he mentioned in the second debate where he "went to meet with the members of the Security Council in the week before we voted. I went to New York. I talked to all of them, to find out how serious they were about really holding Saddam Hussein accountable," and he met "with the entire Security Council, and we spent a couple of hours talking about what they saw as the path to a united front in order to be able to deal with Saddam Hussein." It never happened.

What really did:
After conversations with ambassadors from five members of the Security Council in 2002 and calls to all the missions of the countries then on the panel, The Times was only able to confirm directly that Mr. Kerry had met with representatives of France, Singapore and Cameroon.

As the Times notes:
The revelation that Mr. Kerry never met with the entire U.N. Security Council could be problematic for the Massachusetts senator, as it clashes with one of his central foreign-policy campaign themes — honesty. Mr. Kerry closed the final debate by recounting what his mother told him from her hospital bed, "Remember: integrity, integrity, integrity." In an interview published in the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Mr. Kerry was asked what he would want people to remember about his presidency. He responded, "That it always told the truth to the American people."

The same truth that you were in Cambodia for Christmas in 1968. The same truth that was "seared - seared" into your memory during Senate testimony. These events prove one very scary thing about Senator Kerry: he apparently has no problem lying, even about things like meeting with UN Security Council members. If he has no problem lying about something this easily disprovable, what's next?

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