Monday, October 25, 2004

John Kerry = LIAR

Joel Mowbray offers the exclusive linked above: John Kerry completely lied during the second presidential debate. Here is the Kerry assertion in reference to the October 2002 Security Council resolution to give Saddam one last last chance:

I 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.

Here is the result of the Washington Times investigation: at least four members of the Security Council state that they never met (either by ambassador or staff) with Kerry.

Now from the article is the rub:

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.

What to do now that they're caught in the lie? Here is the Kerry campaign reaction:

When reached for comment last week, an official with the Kerry campaign stood by the candidate's previous claims that he had met with the entire Security Council.  But after being told late yesterday of the results of The Times investigation, the Kerry campaign issued a statement that read in part, "It was a closed meeting and a private discussion."

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The statement did not repeat Mr. Kerry's claims of a lengthy meeting with the entire 15-member Security Council, instead saying the candidate "met with a group of representatives of countries sitting on the Security Council."


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