Carol Platt Liebau

Sunday, October 24, 2004

John Kerry: Truthfulness is "the fundamental test of leadership."

John Kerry: "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."

He said it as recently as the second presidential debate. He said it in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations last December. He lied. And perhaps now we know why his mother's last words to him were, "Integrity, integrity, integrity." It may have been a warning, of sorts, from the woman who knew his weaknesses (and his strengths) from childhood forward.

Most disturbing, this seems to be part of a pattern -- from his charges about the "war crimes" allegedly committed in Vietnam, to the Christmas Eve in Cambodia fairy tale, to the "secret plan" for a draft. This truly is is a man who either (1) Can't tell truth from fiction or (2) Really will say anything to get elected. I can't decide which is scarier.

Bill Clinton's pathological inability to tell the truth did damage to America and its politics. To elect another truth-challenged President -- and now, in time of war -- would increase that destructiveness exponentially.

Kerry has no business being anywhere near the levers of power.


Blogger millersam said...

But George should be near them?

This guy that told us that Iraq would be an easy war to win?
Remember the "Mission Accomplished" Photo Op on the carrier?

And so on.
Clinton lied, but nobody died ...

As for Kerry: If you need a paper like the "Washington Times" then you are in trouble. Check who owns it. Check if you like that man.

1:13 AM  
Blogger tobaccoroadnc said...

The evidence has mounted throughout the campaign that Kerry is very careless with the truth. This is a strong example of that. It is clear that Kerry has a fundamental flaw in his character that should concern everyone. What bothers me the most is that partisan blindness prevents a large part of the country from seeing that or that they ignore the fact to the detriment of our country due to there hate for President Bush.

7:31 AM  

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