Obama: the Kissinger Blunder

It will be interesting to see how the mainstream media plays Barack Obama's bizarre assertion during the first debate that Henry Kissinger (currently a McCain adviser) agreed with him (Obama) about negotiating with Ahmadinejad.  Kissinger was clearly alarmed, issuing this response within minutes: “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.”

My guess is the MSM will do its best to ignore this, because it certainly makes Obama look like a foreign policy amateur. My question is why he thought Kissinger would let such a statement pass? Is Obama clueless or just a sleazy liar?  Either way it's pretty disturbing. Now sure I am biased against Obama.  I have long considered him the emptiest of suits. But nothing I heard tonight changed that viewpoint, though perhaps nothing could.

UPDATE: Do not miss this video.