Henry the V

That’s Henry the Vile:

The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern.

–Henry Kissinger

As quoted in The New York Times, from tapes released by the Nixon Library, here: On Nixon Tapes, Disparaging Remarks About Ethnic Groups

Christopher Hitchens:

It’s hard to know how to classify this observation in the taxonomy of obscenity. Should it be counted as tactical Holocaust pre-denial? That would be too mild. It’s actually a bit more like advance permission for another Holocaust.

Henry Kissinger should have the door shut in his face by every decent person and should be shamed, ostracized, and excluded. No more dinners in his honor; no more respectful audiences for his absurdly overpriced public appearances; no more smirking photographs with hostesses and celebrities; no more soliciting of his worthless opinions by sycophantic editors and producers.

The Nixon tapes remind us what a vile creature Henry Kissinger is. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine

Yes, exactly.


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