Henry Kissinger, fully Henry Alfred Kissinger

Henry
Kissinger, fully Henry Alfred Kissinger
1923

German-born American Politician, Ambassador, Secretary of State

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Just as the Israelis have to do things that are very painful to them which have been spelled out in detail and forcefully by the president, the Arab states have to state that suicide bombing is not an appropriate means of achieving Arab objectives,

People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours.

The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.

There's nothing more we can do about (the accidental bombing).

We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.

Kay ennobled all of her human relationships... In the pain of this moment, none of us would trade places with those whose lives were never touched by Kay Graham.

So he shamed me.

The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself.

They (weapons) can become a shield by which to step up terrorist actions,

We speak to no other country as frankly and openly as we do to you.

Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.

Syria was too weak to fight Israel alone, ... He saw that if it didn't join the international system in some manner, it would fall hopelessly behind. His motive was entirely practical.

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.

They want us to accept the desirability of destroying China's nuclear capability.

We will go where the facts lead us.

Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

The president has said publicly, and he has told me privately, that he has every intention to carry out the recommendations of the commission,

Those who believe that confrontation with China can be a national strategy... do not understand the dynamics of the current and foreseeable international system,

We would be prepared, at your request, through whatever sources you wish, to give you whatever information we have about the disposition of Soviet forces,

Most foreign policies that history has marked highly, in whatever country, have been originated by leaders who were opposed by experts.

The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions.

The president is trying to head out in a direction that avoids civil war in Iraq, and that prevents the insurgents from dominating and establishing some sort of fundamentalist regime.

To argue that a collapse of the US in Iraq would not have consequences is simply living in a dream world.

We'll do it in the quickest way possible that is compatible with foreigners and making sure that when the report is finished, there can be no question about the fact that every aspect has been explored, ... Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer.

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First Name
Henry
Last Name
Kissinger, fully Henry Alfred Kissinger
Birth Date
1923
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German-born American Politician, Ambassador, Secretary of State