In 1971, that guy was National Security Adviser when a Navy Lt. j.g. John Kerry testified before Congress on the war in Vietnam, providing a report on the Winter Soldier Investigation. That guy's boss, Richard Nixon, targeted Kerry, sicking Charles Colson on him. It was Colson who found John O’Neill, who three decades later co-founded the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which savagely attacked Kerry during his run for the presidency.
Today, that guy in the photo who denied his role in the Chilean coup and subsequent slaughter and repression, that guy who served two presidents as Secretary of State, is going to advise Secretary of State John Kerry on the Syrian situation. Christina Wilkie takes note of the meeting with praise for that guy in the photo but without mentioning his role 40 years ago September 11.
As the Obama administration seeks to work with Russia to craft a plan to rid Syria of chemical weapons, Kissinger could prove invaluable as both an adviser and a public ally.Great choice, Secretary Kerry. Really, really great choice. Enjoy the photo ops.
On Monday, Kissinger told CNN he supports President Obama's request for authorization of the use of military force in Syria, "for the limited purpose of penalizing the use of weapons of mass destruction."
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Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees has a diary on the same subject here.