Henry Kissinger: Setting the Record Straight (Part 1)

 

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I’m reading a book on the Israel-Palestine conflict and Henry Kissinger was mentioned. I think it is a good idea to clear the air about Kissinger’s political legacy.

Henry Kissinger is no stranger to difficulty, political or otherwise. He was born in Germany and had to flee the country as a refugee, with his parents, to escape the Nazi regime in 1938. He is probably best known for his actions as Secretary of State in both the Nixon and Ford administrations.

Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for negotiating the end of the Vietnam War. In fact, Kissinger was invited and participated in the first Peace Forum in Oslo put on by the Nobel Institute.

Hillary Clinton considers him a “friend.” She even wrote that she “relied on his counsel” while she was Secretary of State.

Kissinger has offered advice on key appointments, and offered praise to President Trump. The Obama administration gave him the Distinguished Public Service Award.

Who is this man of such high esteem and admiration?

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