Folks, the story is out. As I said last night, it is not earth shattering the way “live boy, dead girl” would be. But, for undecided voters, this will hurt Kerry. Here’s the article. Here’s why it matters.
The Democrat has also made his own veracity a centerpiece of his campaign, calling truthfulness “the fundamental test of leadership.”
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.”
As Joel Mowbray reports:
U.N. ambassadors from several nations are disputing assertions by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry that he met for hours with all members of the U.N. Security Council just a week before voting in October 2002 to authorize the use of force in Iraq.
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At the second presidential debate earlier this month, Mr. Kerry said he was more attuned to international concerns on Iraq than President Bush, citing his meeting with the entire Security Council.
“This president hasn’t listened. 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,” Mr. Kerry said of the Iraqi dictator.
Speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York in December 2003, Mr. Kerry explained that he understood the “real readiness” of the United Nations to “take this seriously” because 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.”
Kerry the liar. And, he lies about his relations with other countries. As one of the the little helpers who has been calling UN Missions, I can report the utter distain for Kerry by several and the sheer laughter when the question was asked, “Did the Ambassador ever meet with John Kerry.” A few would not go fully on the record. If they had, Kerry would be completely toast.