The Diplomatic Preconditions Mini-Debate

September 27, 2008 12:37 a.m.

One of the more interesting factual face-offs was this question about who said what about meeting enemies without preconditions and just what Henry Kissinger said on the topic. My own sense was that McCain got caught out and then tried to change what they were talking about. But it was sort of complicated since both were weaving in different issues over an extended passage of the debate. We compressed down the key exchanges on that issue — the key five minutes from the roughly eight and a half minutes they discussed it …

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