On Monday two stories broke. One with the NYT and the missing munitions at Al Qaqaa and the other was with the Washington Times and Kerry making up his meeting with all the members of the UN Security Council. The Al Qaqaa story has been the one constantly in the news even though the reporting has had to be backtracked in its assertions and it was probably politically motivated as a job saving measure by Mohammed ElBaradei. The timeline started out this week with ammunition disappearing after the invasion to the likelihood that it happened before the invasion. 380 tons at the start of the week now appears to be just 3 tons. I am more likely to believe the cover of the National Enquirer to the front page of the NYT.
The lie about the UN Security Council meeting has got no traction even though this story is greatly indicative of John "Bush Lied" Kerry. I should not be surprised since again this just shows that John Kerry’s greatest qualification to be president is that he is not George W. Bush. Why does this outright fabrication not spark concern among the public? Why do we so easily accept the premise that all politicians are liars and outright exaggerations are just to be expected as part of the political process? It is quite understandable with our falling nature that when someone is caught in wrongdoing that they lie about it to protect themselves. It is quite another thing to lie when you don’t have to. To exaggerate your importance by placing yourself in a meeting or situation that didn’t happen. These constant lies are part of his public career and his presidential campaign.
- Claimed he met with foreign leaders who endorsed him.
- Claimed he spent Christmas in Cambodia.
- Claimed a dog was blown off his swift boat and then landed on another one.
- Claimed he was in Iraq during the cease fire agreement.
- Claimed he was at a famous Red Sox game when he was actually attending a dinner in another state
But I guess there is an upside to all of this if he became president. We could save a lot of money in travel costs to other countries since he could just claim that he met with them. I am sure the Secret Service would be pleased that they don’t have to defend him in imaginary circumstances. Official biographers would be constantly working as new stories about his time in Vietnam and the Senate would emerge and be added to his narrative. Walter Mitty was an amateur compared to John Kerry.