Will the world ever be rid of Henry Kissinger?
If we can't put him in jail, can we at least force him into retirement?
Bob Woodward tells Mike Wallace in a 60 Minutes interview to be aired on Sunday that Kissinger is a major advisor to President Bush and the White House. "He's almost like one of the family," says Woodward. If he's in town, he can call the president and get a visit if the president is free. Watch a clip here -- you can see Woodward say, "He's back," and Wallace pop his eyes open in response.
Kissinger's message: "Victory is the only meaningful exit strategy," Woodward says.
Even Bob Woodward finds this remarkable.
Listening to Kissinger give stay-the-course advice in Iraq is like listening to the captain of the Titanic giving similar advice with an iceberg looming ahead.
In a wholly different context, my colleague Russell Mokhiber recently wrote,
A lot of people in Washington like to use the word "unbelievable."
We advise against using it.
Everything is believable.
Everything is possible.
Point taken, Russell. How about -- Horrifying? Obscene? Evil?