Wanted to share this video of an appearance by Henry Kissinger on Greta Van Sustern’s show the other day.
Watch it. Bask in the warmth of the clarity, depth, and wisdom of the analysis of the Libya situation. Notice the effortless recourse to strategic thinking by the man, where the urgency of the chattering class about Libya crisis is cast indelicately aside in favor of a sober understanding of the broader national security issues facing the United States.
And ask yourself, do you feel any single tiny bit of confidence that we have anyone running out foreign policy and looking out for ournational security who can play international chess like this man? Who understands the world affairs, history, and U.S. interests in the way that Kissinger does?
What exactly qualified Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State? Nothing, except a book Obama had just read, “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, that suggested he should act like Lincoln and put his antagonists in the Cabinet. And to keep Hillary from challenging him in 2012.
And National Security Adviser Tom Donillon? He’s an amateur who spent most of the last decade as a lobbyist.
Not saying we need Kissinger. But we need someone like him.