Sunday, October 24, 2004
Washington Times picks up prior BOMBSHELL
Today the Washington Times reports Security Council members deny meeting Kerry. With Kerry having repeated this lie, repeatedly, it's akin to Christmas in Cambodia REDUX. It reveals a deeply delusional tendency on the part of Senator Kerry to invent significant events in his life experience which he claims have led him to the political stances and posturing over the years. And, like Christmas in Cambodia having never happened when Richard Nixon was president, Kerry is locked into a time frame for his claim that "I met with the Security Council of the United Nations in the week preceding the vote in the Senate", when it appears he was in primary campaign states during that period.
Even if true, Kerry's LIE is also similar in some respects to his negotiating with Madame Bihn and the Vietnamese Communists during time of war, something it appears may have led to his dishonorable discharge from the navy, having violated Naval regulations prohibiting such activities on behalf of an inactive Naval Officer. Negotiating with or meeting with the Security Council is reserved for the State Dept. and UN Ambassador. Of course, however, it's clear Kerry never had such a meeting, even if banging his hands on the table during that purported experience was seared as deeply as his recollection of spending Christmas in Cambodia.
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."In a December 10, 2003 Boston Globe Interview with John Kerry
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." A Kerry aide refused to identify who participated in the meeting. 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." Asked whether the international body had any records of Mr. Kerry sitting down with the whole council, a U.N. spokesman said that "our office does not have any record of this meeting."
And I met with the entire Security Council in a room just like this at a table like this. I spent two hours with them. (inaudible), just me and the Security Council, asking them questions. The French ambassador, "Is there a time when President Chirac would be ready to come on board? What do we need to do to move the French people to a place where they understand the stakes? Are you prepared to spend money? Do you believe we might have to use force in order to disarm Saddam Hussein? At what point would you be ready to do that?" I went through that with all of them. And I left there convinced that the U.N. was prepared to be deadly serious about this.In an August speech before the UNITY Conference he stated:
"I believe in my heart of hearts and in my gut that this president fails that test in Iraq. And I know this because I, personally, and others were deeply involved in the effort with other countries to bring them to the table. I met with the Security Council of the United Nations in the week preceding the vote in the Senate."I was the original source on FR and The Drudge Report on RADIO for this story and sent it to a bunch of newsies. During the debates Kerry repeated his LIE again.
John Kerry at the UNITY Conference (8/5/04)RealAudio (VIDEO Link)
For other formats, go to C-SPAN home page and select "Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) Remarks at UNITY Conference" under VIDEO/AUDIO "Recent Programs" in the middle of the page.
Segment begins 49 minutes into the program, during the Q&A period (fast-forward player to direct location) shortly following the Michael Moore gaffe.
PRIOR / ORIGINAL SOURCE POSTS:
VIDEO: John Kerry claims "I met with the Security Council of the United Nations"UPDATE: redstate.org is picking up with Mowbray :)
Kerry Claims He Met with Security Council of United Nations over Iraq(OOPS - FOREIGN LEADER ALERT)