"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.""Reality." The word hangs in the air: a lingering condemnation of Barack.
The Kissinger squabble:
Barack could've eliminated this embarrassment if he had simply admitted error the day after the Dem debate. Instead, Barack doubled down and fashioned an entire foreign policy point around a debate gaffe. That's a worrisome personality at work, and it left him open to be embarrassed by McCain.
Barack says he will have "preparations" but not preconditions. Everyone knows this is tripe, but media let him get away with it. Barack originally promised to meet with Ahmadinejad, Chavez, and Kim Jung Il during his first year in office. That's not a lot of time for "preparations."
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