Kissinger apologizes for saying it’s no U.S. concern if U.S.S.R sent Jews to gas chambers - Haaretz Daily
In new opinion piece, the former U.S. Secretary of State argues that his comment was taken out of context.
The real context is that there has been a decades old disconnect between how the State Department defines US interests and how it defines humanitarian interests. And this disconnect has been so prevalent that other nations can no longer look to the US for humanitarian guidance.
There was a day when this was the case. The US was thought to be a beacon of humanitarian light in the world. And for good reason. Even during the Vietnam Era, the US was correct about the mass murder that would occur if the US left Vietnam.
However, in subsequent years US foreign policy became so muddled, and not coincidentally, so confusing and counterproductive, that no one wants the State Department involved in planning a birthday party.