May 1, 2007

Henry Kissinger

Posted in Interviews · 4 comments ·

Henry Alfred Kissinger was the 56th Secretary of State of the United States from 1973 to 1977, continuing to hold the position of Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs which he first assumed in 1969 until 1975. After leaving government service, he founded Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm, of which he is chairman.

Full length interview: 7mins · Original air date: 3rd March 2002 · Video Footage kindly provided by TV3

  1. Michael O'Neill

    I am frankly astonished that David McWilliams allowed Kissinger’s edited interview to persist in this website.

  2. Michael O'Neill

    I recommend readers of this website to read Christopher Hitchens “The Trial of Henry Kissinger” which forensically investigates [amongst a whole host of other things] Kissinger’s sometime micro-managing of the carpet-bombing of Vietnam, and compares his role, level of authority, responsibility and accountability to that of Japanese declared war criminals, who, following evidence of having far less ultimate authority, were executed. Kissinger has never successfully sued Hitchens for these revelations, has never publicly rebutted them. Kissinger’s book “Does America Need a Foreign Policy?” was nothing more than a brief overview of history leading up to his denial of the authority of Universal Justice. The obvious inference is that if this principle is endorsed by the rest of the world, persons like Kissinger will have to plan trips abroad very carefully.

  3. onq

    Thank you for putting up an unedited version, although he cut across you so quickly at 6:00 I may have misunderstood the position originally. Kissinger didn’t even let the interviewer frame his question about Kissinger’s view on what he terms the “politicisization of Universal Justice.”

    McWilliams – “Now some cynics would argue, that the reason Henry Kissinger takes this view -”

    Kissinger – “I won’t even discuss this. I think that’s despicable.”

    McWilliams – “Now, final question…”

    It should come as no surprise that a man who wielded near absolute power through his manipulation of the American presidency under Ford and Nixon would be afraid of the will of the people – he was never elected.

    McWilliams – ”

    It took a little country like Malaysia to call Bush and Blair to account – Ireland used to be this good.

  4. onq

    Omit the last -

    McWilliams — ”

    The comment below it is mine -

    It took a little country like Malaysia to call Bush and Blair to account — Ireland used to be this good.

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