istration. I haven't followed the "case" against Kissenger, but if any credible evidence of actual crimes exist, then prosecute him, if you can. I find curious though the deep hatred of Kissenger, in the context of the times, surely there were other, bigger boogeymen to go after. McNamara would be my first choice, along with assorted officials in the Johnson administration. The whole debacle of Vietnam can be laid at their feet, yet the focus for every abuse of that era is on Kissenger. My question is why just him? If we are going after a man who abused his power, fair enough. But to go after Kissenger alone strikes many republicans as selective in the extreme.

Posted by: Mark Edwards at December 5, 2002 03:55 PM

Mark-- I believe it's because Kissinger is implicated in many other illegal and immoral operations, such as E. Timor and Chile. It is the consistent abuse of power that makes him the central bogeyman.

Posted by: Eric at December 6, 2002 10:24 AM

Kissenger is a great hero. I supported his decision to bomb in Cambodia. It's what should have been done long ago at that point. Although, i do fault him for hammering out a deal with the North Vietnamese commies, and playing into the hands of their "fighting and negotiating" tactic. He and Nixon remarkably salvaged a victory out of Johnson and Mcnamara's comments-post">Posted by: brandon adamson at December 7, what should have been done long ago at that point. Although, i do fault him for hammering out a deal with the North Vietnamese commies, and playing into the hands of their "fighting and negotiating" tactic. He and Nixon remarkably salvaged a victory out of Johnson and Mcnamara's pathetic "half-war". It's too bad Gerald Ford and the congress managed to screw everything up and give it all way.

Posted by: brandon adamson at December 7, 2002 06:49 AM

Writing assignment: The HIV virus controversy as it relates to the "internationalization" of AIDS. Recent articles by Clinton in the NYT and by Mary Robinson and other UN-ers have pushed the idea that AIDS requires us to spend billions on Third World health care. Lots of meat at www.virusmyth.com

Posted by: Robert Speirs at December 9, 2002 10:53 AM

Dear Robert -- Thanks! No guarantees, though....

Posted by: Matt Welch at December 9, 2002 12:40 PM
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