Remember that moment in the movie “Annie Hall” when Woody Allen gets Marshall McLuhan to come out and reprimand a blowhard Allen overhears in a movie line? Here it is (it’s all funny, but the relevant part starts at 1:47):
There was a moment in the debate when Obama quoted Kissinger to defend Obama’s comment about talking to Iran’s leaders without preconditions, and McCain said he was certain Kissinger would agree with him and not Obama on that.
Too bad McCain couldn’t drag old Henry up onto that stage to speak himself (as Allen says, “Boy, if life were only like this!”). But here’s the next best thing:
Henry Kissinger believes Barack Obama misstated his views on diplomacy with US adversaries and is not happy about being mischaracterized. He says: “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality.”
Too bad many voters won’t ever know. And many others won’t care. Obama gets away with a great deal of this sort of thing. The audacity of audacity.