I was pleased to be reminded of this great moment from one of the debates between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Democratic campaign that showed once again why she was such an awful candidate. How anyone could value the friendship of that war criminal and see him as a mentor beats me.
"I am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend."
Five years ago today, @BernieSanders attacked the legacy of Henry Kissinger in a presidential debate. pic.twitter.com/HLDHhRUcV4
— Jacobin (@jacobinmag) February 12, 2021
Marcus Ranum says
Thay was another example of Clinton saying something unnecessary and damaging. Assuming that she felt anyone would care, which she didn’t. And that’s the point.
“Speaking as one of his friends, I don’t think Hienrich’s hobbies are that good but I don’t want to join a rush to judgement.”
Kissinger was responsible for between 1 and 2 million dead. He did it offhandedly out of nihilist realpolitik (now there’s a Hitlerian term!) and not hatred. Hey is he a baseball fan?
How I’m missing ya
Your the doctor of my dreams
With your crinkly hair
And your glassy stare
And your machiavellian schemes
Alright so people say that you don’t care
But you’ve got nicer legs than Hitler
And bigger tits than Cher
Oh how I’m missing ya
And wishing you were here