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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger has been on Wolf Blitzer this morning discussing the situation in Iraq, among other things. I'm not surprised that he's still upset over people speaking out against the war in Vietnam. In his mind, he blames the protests on America's failure in Vietnam.

For those too young to recall, Kissinger was Richard Nixon's national security advisor and secretary of state duruing the Vietnam war. And, he is the person I remember most, other than Nixon, from that political era in time.

Henry Kissinger was the person we put our trust in to get us out of Vietnam. But, under Kissinger's guidance, America's role in Vietnam got much worse from the time Nixon took office to the time America pulled out of the war. In addition, many questions remain about America's role in foreign politics during the Nixon years, of which Kissinger was the chief engineer.

Now, today, Henry Kissinger warns Americans against calling for an American withdrawal from Iraq.

Of course, it only stands to reason that Kissinger, and men like him, would much rather prefer to do their business unimpeded by the voice of the people.

Posted by Marie at August 14, 2005 1:04 PM


He's still a member of a conservative think tank or two. Read that to say he does a gig from time to time where he comes out in support for the Repubs., and picks up six figures for the trouble.

He's still an intellect, but stopped trusting him long ago.

Posted by: JeromeProphet at August 14, 2005 7:55 PM