Salon has the article The Ivy League’s favorite war criminal: Why the atrocities of Henry Kissinger should be mandatory reading, I have picked out just one of the accusations about Kissinger that were in the article.
1. Sabotaging U.S. Government Diplomacy
Five days before the 1968 election, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a bombing halt of North Vietnam to begin negotiating an end to the Vietnam War. Johnson needed to keep this decision a secret; any leak could jeopardize the peace he was seeking. Kissinger, who had been an adviser to the negotiators, called the Nixon campaign and said, “I’ve got some information. They’re breaking out the champagne in Paris.” In his own memoirs, Richard Nixon says that he had received advanced word of the negotiation “through a highly unusual channel.” Three days before the election, the South Vietnamese pulled out of the talks because a Nixon confidant named Anna Chennault informed them that they would get a better deal under a Republican administration. The number of Vietnamese and Americans killed because of Kissinger and Nixon’s sabotage of the Paris negotiations remain unaccounted.
All this time, I thought Reagan’s sabotage of Jimmy Carter on freeing the Iranian hostages was an unprecedented action thought up by Reagan;s henchmen.
When I wrote my previous post Hillary Clinton Calls Henry Kissinger a Friend, Praises His Commitment to Democracy, I knew that Kissinger was an immorally sleazy character, and I didn’t even know about the incidents in the current article.
Some of Hillary;s friends make my skin crawl. Is this really who we want as President?
As per the theme of the day, remember that you never know what to believe, including this article in Salon. So, do we let everyone off the hook because you just don’t know what to believe?