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Disregarding Henry
Slate ^ | Sept. 28, 2008 | Christopher Hitchens

Posted on 09/28/2008 4:59:56 PM PDT by Lorianne

Both candidates kowtowed to the disgraceful Kissinger. Only Obama cited him correctly ___ This enabled CBS to tack on a post-interview fact-check moment, confirming that Henry Kissinger did indeed favor such talks with such regimes "without preconditions." This cannot have been hard to do, since only last week at a forum at George Washington University, consisting of himself and four other former secretaries of state, Kissinger had told his audience: "Well, I am in favor of negotiations with Iran. And one utility of negotiation is to put before Iran our vision of a Middle East, of a stable Middle East, and our notion on nuclear proliferation at a high enough level so that they have to study it." He then added something that can hardly have startled anyone who ever watched him usurping presidential prerogatives during the Nixon and Ford administrations: "I actually have preferred doing it at the secretary of state level" before, as the New York Times put it with uncharacteristic brusqueness, "he trailed off." Nonetheless, asked if such talks should be "at a very high level right out of the box," his response was to say, "Initially, yes," which is as much as to say "yes." He then said: "I do not believe we can make conditions for the opening of negotiations," which would appear to justify the use of the term unconditional in conjunction with "very high level."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kissinger
A classic.
1 posted on 09/28/2008 4:59:58 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Kissenger is folking disgrace to our nation.


2 posted on 09/28/2008 5:00:59 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Lorianne

But not at the presidential level, as Obama endorsed.


3 posted on 09/28/2008 5:12:50 PM PDT by Paul_B
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To: Lorianne
Hitchens is a professional Kissinger Hater and Hitchens is well known liar too .
Chrissie was a big psycho anti Vietnam / Nixon hater !
Kissinger has already said he agrees with McCain.
The press lies and Hitchens is one of the most notorious liars of them all !
4 posted on 09/28/2008 5:13:09 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: Lorianne

Hitchens has Olbermann type madness when it comes to Kissinger.

I’ve been waiting for his rant!


5 posted on 09/28/2008 5:36:05 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............but does have a bracelet!!!!)
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To: Lorianne

Kissinger made a statement saying that McCain was correct and Obama was wrong. It was posted here yesterday.


6 posted on 09/28/2008 6:47:04 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (In VP's, McCain picked the future, Obama chose the past.)
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