Henry Kissinger Corrects Obama and Couric
By James Hirsen
September 30, 2008
CBS, Katie Couric, and Barack Obama recently had to be corrected by famed diplomat Henry Kissinger for their media missteps.
Kissinger released a short statement that was intended to clear up some false representations made about something he had allegedly said.
During the Couric-Palin interviews, Couric asked the following question of Sarah Palin: “You met yesterday with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who is for direct diplomacy with both Iran and Syria. Do you believe the U.S. should negotiate with leaders like President Assad and Ahmadinejad?”
Palin answered, with respect to Ahmadinejad, “You can't just sit down with him with no preconditions being met.”
Couric claimed that negotiating with Iran without preconditions was Kissinger’s position.
When the interview ended, Couric told her audience, “Incidentally, we confirmed Henry Kissinger’s position following our interview.” She repeated that Kissinger supports talks “without preconditions.”
Is it possible that CBS and the Obama campaign are communicating?
During the first presidential debate, Obama claimed that Kissinger “along with five recent secretaries of state just said we should meet with Iran — guess what — without preconditions.”
John McCain shot back, “Dr. Kissinger did not say that he would approve a face-to-face meeting [with Ahmadinejad]. He did say there could be secretary and lower level meetings.”
Kissinger later weighed in, saying, “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next president of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend, Senator John McCain.
"We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality.”
Maybe CBS, Couric, and Obama should engage in talks with a make-up artist on how to get the egg off their faces.
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