The Background: Speaking in Watertown, South Dakota, then candidate Barack Obama denied he'd negotiate with terrorists (which he later ended up doing), and claimed any suggestion that he would was fear-mongering and untrue.
And that’s the kind of hypocrisy that we’ve been seeing in our foreign policy, the kind of fear-peddling, fear-mongering, that has prevented us from actually making us safe. They’re trying to fool you. They’re trying to scare you. And they’re not telling the truth. And the reason is because they can’t win a foreign policy debate on the merits. And it’s not going to work.