06 February 2016

This Is Not an Endorsement to Tout

In the Democratic Debates, Hillary Clinton touted Henry Kissinger's support of your stint of Secretary of State.

Anyone who is proud of being endorsed by that amoral war criminal is not, "A mindful human being," to borrow Ron Reagan Jr.'s description of Dick Cheney:*
I mean, Jesus H. Christ in a Chilean dungeon.
"I was very flattered when Henry Kissinger said I ran the State Department better than anybody had run it in a long time."
Dear Ms. HRC: There is being tone-deaf, and then there is not being able to tell the difference between the New York Philharmonic and an abbatoir. What putative progressive—hell, what putative human being—would brag on being endorsed by the most pus-blooded vampire in American public life? Here with an opposing opinion are 40,000 dead Chileans, 100,000 dead East Timorese, and countless dead Laotians, Vietnamese and dead Cambodians.

And she's the one with the foreign policy chops.

Good god.
Actually, the fact that Kissinger is still living in freedom might lead one to doubt the goodness of God.

The fact that Hillary Clinton lauds his support, and is by all reports a good friend of his, means that her much lauded foreign policy chops are highly overrated, but we already knew that.

*RRJ said about Dick Cheney, "I don't think he's a mindful human being. That's probably the nicest way I can put it," when describing Cheney's behavior toward his mom, Nancy Reagan at his Dad's funeral.
The Link is here. The Cliff Notes version is that Dick Cheney escorted her to Reagan's casket, and he stopped at the bottom of some stairs, and allowed an 80 year old woman with glaucoma to flounder her way up the stairs. (Really classy)


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