"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," - John Kerry (during the 2nd debate)
"There was no meeting with John Kerry before Resolution 1441, or at least not in my memory" - Adolfo Aguilar Zinser (Mexican ambassador to the UN)
"our office does not have any record of this meeting" - UN Spokesman
"We were as surprised as anyone when Kerry started talking about a meeting with the Security Council" - an official with the US Mission to the UN.
The Washington Times released a report that proves John Kerry has not been honest on his Global Test and shows Kerry, once again lied to the American people. The senator claimed he met with the entire Security Council in some big pow-wow; now those members of the same Security Council are disputing that claim. Of the five ambassadors on the Security Council in 2002, contacted by The Times, four stated that they had never...that is never, meet with Mr. Kerry. Mexico, Bulgaria, Columbia, and a country that wants to remain anonymous all gave the same account of not meeting with him. The Washington Times did find accounts of Kerry meeting with France, Singapore, and Cameroon during that period. Even the French are not coming to the aid of the Mr. Kerry. Jean-David Levitte, France's chief U.N. representative, stated that Kerry only met with "some" of the Security Council.
With evidence pointing against the bogus claims of the meetings, the Kerry camp fired back stating the senator met with a group of representatives of countries sitting on the Security Council. Which still does not jive with John Kerry's numerous statements that he met with the entire Security Council.
Kerry should look back and remember what his momma told him: "Integrity, integrity, integrity". Mother Kerry knew she had to tell him three times, one for each position she thought he would take on such issues.
Freepers reported on this back in August, viva new media.
Kerry Haters broke this story months ago
Hugh Hewitt chimes in
RedState.org has great coverage of council-gate.
PoliPundit posts an interesting quote from the Boston Globe circa December 2003
"Secondly, I spent a lot of time before the vote looking at this issue. I went up to the United Nations at the request of some friends. And I met with the entire Security Council in a room just like this at a table like this. I spent two hours with them. (inaudible), just me and the Security Council, asking them questions" - John Kerry
CNSNews also reports on the story