We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Mr Kissinger is unquestionably brilliant but I disagree on one important point. He implies that Obama got elected because of his talent etc. I believe Obama is a "post turtle". He was placed where he is by someone else for reasons they don't want known publicly. I suspect we will find out who killed JFK and why before we ever know the truth about Obama. At the risk of setting off Donny's radar I submit that Obama is part of an American communist conspiracy and he is setting up our destruction while the loyal opposition fiddles.
FBI records show that, in 1968, as a presidential candidate, Kissinger revealed to Nixon operatives that the U.S. was set to conclude a peace deal in Vietnam. Nixon had his liaison to the South Vietnam government persuade them to refuse a cease-fire being brokered by President Lyndon Johnson. This led to Nixon's defeat of Hubert Humphrey, five more years of war, and another million dead.
During the Nixon administration, secretly recorded tapes show that Nixon and Kissinger knew that the South Vietnamese government couldn't survive without continued involvement of Americans troops, but told the public otherwise for domestic political advantage.