There were a lot of half-truths said by both candidates during last Friday’s Presidential debate in Mississippi. For example, during the debate, Senator Barack Obama said the former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger would defend his position on direct talks with high-level Iranians without preconditions. Kissinger does support talking to the Iranians; however, he does not support the U.S. president personally engaging in those talks. Obama did not reveal this fact.
After the debate, Kissinger said the following in statement issued by the McCain campaign:
“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,”
The biggest question I have is not for Senator John McCain or even Obama, but the media. After the debate, it seemed all the media outlets were picking apart McCain’s performance and praising Obama. Obama did spin some tall tales, but we will most likely never learn about them unless we actually do some research. If Obama does not tell the truth and the media doesn’t cover it, did he really lie?