If Obama does not tell the truth, how do we know?

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?

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4 thoughts on “If Obama does not tell the truth, how do we know?

  1. As reported in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 1, 2007, in an article entitled “John McCain Report: Arizona, the early years”, John McCain had returned home after five and a half years of being a prisoner in North Vietnam on March 14, 1973 a different person. He found that not only his wife had changed, but so had he.

    McCain said he “had not shown the same determination to rebuild (his) personal life” as he had shown in his military career, and that “marriages can be hard to recover after great time and distance have separated a husband and wife. We are different people when we reunite….But my marriage’s collapse was attributable to my own selfishness and immaturity more than it was to Vietnam, and I cannot escape blame by pointing a finger at the war. The blame was entirely mine.”

    I do not find McCain’s failed marriage as any proof that he would lie to the country as President. A better example of your post would be John Edwards who I had strongly supported. Edwards continually denied an affair while he campaigning, showing he is capable of lying in order to rise above a bad situation.

  2. John McCain had an affair for over a year, his wife didn’t have a clue, then without warning he served divorce papers on her and left her and the family. A month after the divorce was final he married Cindy the 18 years his junior Beer Baroness. How do people that espouse family values have such and easy time overlooking something as horrible as this ? I guess when people would actually look to someone like this for leadership then Rome is definateley burning.

  3. I respectfully disagree with you. Marriages break apart all the time. It is unfortunate. However, we don’t know the exact details of John McCain’s first marriage. That is personal. His failed marriage does not show whether or not he can lead our country. If he was running for political office at the time and had lied about an affair to the voting public then his leadership role as President could be questioned. John McCain is a loving husband and father. He has made mistakes like all of us and has admitted to them. I think McCain will be a great President.

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