There are moments when I am amazed how some people remain in the news even though a few decades have passed since they once were icons of fame. Henry Kissinger has been part of the American scene since as a twenty one year old soldier he wound up during World War II running an entire German city since as a refugee from Nazi Germany, the interrogator possessed the right language skills. One might mention that Kissinger the interrogator did NOT resort to torture in order to obtain needed information. The boy got a Ph.D. and eventually became an “expert” on foreign policy. He served under Richard Nixon as Secretary of State and gained fame for establishing diplomatic relations with Communist China. There is something ironic in the fact that REPUBLICANS reached out to Communist China, a nation that was number one in the world in torture and abuse of its people. Naturally, modern Republicans go crazy when Obama establishes diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Henry, once again was testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee when some people stood up with signs denouncing the Republican hero: “Arrest Henry Kissinger For War Crimes.” They referred to his role aiding the dictatorship of Chile which tortured and murdered thousands of their own people. This was just too much for Senator John McCain. He referred to the protestors as “low life scum.” And went on to describe their behavior as “disgraceful, and outrageous and despicable.”
The fact remans that Kissinger DID support a vicious dictator. I believe his actions were despicable.