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First Christmas in Cambodia with the U.N.

Making up stories about Christmas in Cambodia is one thing. After All who was there? What were the odds that John Kerry would ever get called on the fabrication? The Christmas story wasn't enough, apparently stories are a habit with Wild Goose John.

Joel Mowbray heard Sen. John Kerry state that he met for hours with all members of the U.N. Security Council just a week before voting in October 2002. Well this should be easier to check out then the Cambodia story. The people involved are all alive and accounted for. What would these ambassadors have to say on this subject?

An investigation by The Washington Times reveals that while the candidate did talk for an unspecified period to at least a few members of the panel, no such meeting, as described by Mr. Kerry on a number of occasions over the past year, ever occurred.

At the second presidential debate earlier this month, Mr. Kerry said he was more attuned to international concerns on Iraq than President Bush, citing his meeting with the entire Security Council.

"This president hasn't listened. 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," Mr. Kerry said of the Iraqi dictator.

Speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York in December 2003, Mr. Kerry explained that he understood the "real readiness" of the United Nations to "take this seriously" because he met "with the entire Security Council, and we spent a couple of hours talking about what they saw as the path to a united front in order to be able to deal with Saddam Hussein."

But of the five ambassadors on the Security Council in 2002 who were reached directly for comment, four said they had never met Mr. Kerry. The four also said that no one who worked for their countries' U.N. missions had met with Mr. Kerry either.
Read the whole thing. It seems like Kerry and Al Gore had more in common then I thought. They both were never happy with stating what they did without embellishing (I call it lying) just a bit.

Bill at INDC Journal expands on this story. It turns out Kerry didn't even meet with all of the permanent members of the Security Council.

This is a very significant lie, people. It's not a simple exaggeration for Kerry to claim - seven times - to have met with "the entire UN Security Council," "all of them," "in a room just like this at a table like this," when he really only had verified, individual meetings with France, Cameroon and Singapore, and employed the story as a justification for criticism of George Bush's "failed diplomacy" during a nationally televised debate.

I'd probably give him a pass if it had been the Permanent 5, but "France" does not equal "the UN Security Council" or "the permanent members of the Security Council." Kerry's tendency to manufacture strangely detailed stories actually disturbs me - it should disturb you too.

Joel Mowbray the original journalist on this story writes in Redstate.
Fox News' reliable Jim Angle is now following up on my Washington Times story, reporting that, in fact, John Kerry only met representatives of four members of the Security Council--a small fraction of the 15 nations who sit on the panel. This also destroys left-wing bloggers' theories that Kerry meant the "permanent representatives" (US, UK, France, China, Russia) when he said the "entire Security Council." Since we know for sure that Kerry met with France, the city-state of Singapore, and the former French colony of Cameroon, that means that at most Kerry met with half of the four other "Perm reps." (Not to mention far, far less than the "entire Security Council.")

And once again, it should be obvious to anyone that the Kerry campaign understands how deep a lie their boss told when they backtracked before the Washington Times story ran. Kerry lied. Repeatedly. On what he himself portrayed as a crucial event in shaping his thinking about the dominant issue of the election. He did this while making honesty and integrity cornerstones of his campaign.

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