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Fact Checking CNN’s Fact Checking on Obama Meeting Ahmadinejad

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CNN’s fact checking site called misleading the GOP assertion that Sen. Barack Obama has said in the past that he would meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Sen. Joe Biden said at the debate “it is simply not true” that Obama said he would “sit down” with Ahmadinejad.

CNN’s conclusion is that while Obama has said he wouldn’t rule out meeting with any foreign leader, he never specifically said he’d meet with the Iranian president.

But that in itself is misleading.

Here is Obama in a July 27, 2007 debate when he made the famous statement about meeting Iran’s leader without preconditions:

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Written by newscycle

October 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm

Posted in CNN, Obama

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