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(ABC)   Colin Powell donates $1 million to policy-studies center, which will be advised by Tom Brokaw and Henry Kissinger   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 39
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2006-05-03 11:15:02 PM  
Henry "I shoud've been hung for treason" Kissinger?

/thanks for clarifying my position of you, Colin
 
2006-05-03 11:19:12 PM  
errr...."on you"....

/Mmmmm.....beer and sleeping pills....
 
2006-05-03 11:20:18 PM  
SoiledDude: /thanks for clarifying my position of you, Colin

as much as I might tend to agree with you on HK, I'm fairly sure that his donation doesn't affect who advises, and not donating means that you have all that less option on study.
 
2006-05-03 11:20:33 PM  
That loud "POP" you just heard was Christopher Hitchens exploding.
 
2006-05-03 11:21:04 PM  
the center "connects politics and policymaking with research and education through real-life experiences."


Does this include seeing non-existent weapons in satellite images AND a course in lying to the U.N. Or is just the basic instructions on how to be a tool.
 
2006-05-03 11:21:55 PM  
Colin Powell is one of the few people involved with this administration that I even remotely give credit for being a decent human being.

Except for Condi Rice. She is a fashionista!
 
2006-05-03 11:21:58 PM  
Ahhhhh, Kissinger.

Nice to have a wanted criminal run your policy studies center.
 
2006-05-03 11:22:43 PM  
willywanka: I'm fairly sure that his donation doesn't affect who advises, and not donating means that you have all that less option on study.

Yeah, I know.... but the mere mention of HK makes the blood angry and the stomach juices froth
 
2006-05-03 11:25:53 PM  
Because when I think "outstanding and trustworthy" I immediately think of Henry Kissinger.

Just like Cambodia does.
 
2006-05-03 11:27:42 PM  
eddyatwork:
Colin Powell is one of the few people involved with this administration that I even remotely give credit for being a decent human being.

Whatever respect I had for him was lost when he did his BS dog-and-pony show for the UN. A better man would've resigned before doing something he didn't believe in (see Elliot Richardson, among others).

And Kissinger is a war criminal.
 
2006-05-03 11:27:53 PM  
Kissinger may not be a nice man, but he sure as hell is a smart man. This is a good thing.
 
2006-05-03 11:30:08 PM  
ecmoRandomNumbers:
Just like Cambodia

To say nothing of all the thousands and thousands of US soldiers who died because Kissinger used back channels to scuttle the Johnson administration's peace talks.
 
2006-05-03 11:32:26 PM  
pigeonstopper: but he sure as hell is a smart man

Your comment reminded me of a saying common in South America:

Mas sabe El Diablo por viejo que por diablo.

Roughly: The devil is smart because he's old, not because he's the devil.

But in the case of Kissinger; He's smart because he's the devil, not because he's old.
 
2006-05-03 11:32:47 PM  
Too bad he wasn't the decider.
 
2006-05-03 11:34:40 PM  
pigeonstopper:
Kissinger may not be a nice man, but he sure as hell is a smart man. This is a good thing.

Lots of evil people throughout history have been smart. I won't name examples because I don't want to Godwin-by-proxy the thread (not talking about der Fuhrer, per se, but some of his generals and staff).

About the only good thing I can think of about Kissinger is that he convinced Nixon to go to China.
 
2006-05-03 11:48:11 PM  
I trust Powell, I kind of trust Kissinger, but still see Brokaw as the guy with the marblied mouth.
/I embrace "24".
 
2006-05-04 12:05:53 AM  
ecmoRandomNumbers, Zulu_as_Kono
It's not like they'll be handing him the launch codes or anything. This is primarily an academic pursuit and having the best minds involved can only have a positive effect on the outcome. Besides, Kissinger isn't really all that evil anyway: One man does not a government make.
 
2006-05-04 12:16:52 AM  
pigeonstopper:
Kissinger isn't really all that evil anyway

There are lots of Cambodians and families of dead US soldiers and Marines and Airmen who might disagree with you on that.

One man does not a government make.

True, but Kissinger was the most powerful man in the Nixon administration.
 
2006-05-04 12:40:07 AM  
pigeonstopper: One man does not a government make.

Tell that to Machiavelli. In Hell.

Mac and Kissy will be jerking each other off for eternity.
 
2006-05-04 12:58:34 AM  
I'll probably also do my best to make peace with the world when I'm old and ready to die.

Except I probably won't have been one or two circles of seperation from a hell of a lot of dead people, so it will probably be a lot less expensive for me.
 
2006-05-04 01:05:14 AM  
Action Replay Nick: I'll probably also do my best to make peace with the world when I'm old and ready to die.

Kissinger has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel, and he's not even close to sorry for the carnage, suffering, and misery he's caused to this planet. I hope Pol Pot skull-farks him until the end of time.
 
2006-05-04 02:25:50 AM  
I've been impressed with Colin Powell since he talked about a night jump that he HAD to do to get a promotion (one of his books). I admire anyone who's honest enough to tell the world that the only way he could do it was by scooting out on his butt with his eyes closed.

BTW, the closest I've ever been to being a 'groupie' was with Hunter Thompson and Henry Kissinger, for different reasons of course.
 
2006-05-04 03:11:15 AM  
Worst use of [HERO] tag so far this week.
 
2006-05-04 07:24:23 AM  
Colin Powell, Tom Brokaw, and Henry Kissinger. Isn't it time for a BORING tag?
 
2006-05-04 07:52:35 AM  
PocketfullaSass

That loud "POP" you just heard was Christopher Hitchens exploding

Too bad that miserable drunk prick's head didn't explode. He used to be a brilliant contrarian, he made some horrible calls, which is bad, but worse, now he's lying because his hubris won't let him admit he was wrong. He needs to stfu and stop ruining any value he once was to people.
 
2006-05-04 08:08:57 AM  
1. Seek public office
2. Profit
3. Give to charities
4. Hero!
 
2006-05-04 08:12:30 AM  
Where did he get 1,000,000 dollars? Did all the republicans get rich while in power?
 
2006-05-04 08:16:38 AM  
Henry Kissinger
How I'm missing yer
You're the Doctor of my dreams,
With your crinkly hair and your glassy stare
And your Machiavellian schemes
I know they say that you are very vain,
And short and fat and pushy
but at least you're not insane.
Henry Kissinger
How I'm missing yer
and wishing you were here

Henry Kissinger
How I'm missing yer
You're so chubby and so neat
With your funny clothes and your squishy nose
You're like a German par-a-keet
Alright so people say that you don't care
But you've got nicer legs than Hitler,
And bigger tits than Cher
Henry Kissinger
How I'm missing yer
and wishing you were here
 
2006-05-04 10:11:56 AM  
RandomExcess

My thoughts exactly.
 
2006-05-04 10:15:03 AM  
ecmoRandomNumbers

Because when I think "outstanding and trustworthy" I immediately think of Henry Kissinger.

Just like Cambodia does.


Or just like East Timor does.
 
2006-05-04 11:36:03 AM  
How did he earn that one million dollars? Clues are found in a recently released transcript of a high level, pre-Iraq meeting

Powell: There are NO WMDS inside IRAQ!

Karl Rove: But we need you to say there ARE WMDs in Iraq.

Powell: Have it your way. There are definitely WMDs in IRAQ!

(unidentifiable slurping and gurgling sounds)
 
2006-05-04 12:32:16 PM  
RandomExcess

My thoughts as well. Where does a career civil servant get a million dollars to give away?
 
2006-05-04 12:47:31 PM  
RandomExcess: Where did he get 1,000,000 dollars?

He wrote a book back in the 90's that sold really well, he was on the board for aol a while back. He probably makes a good chunk of change for speaking engagements and talk show appearences. He probably has an actual salaried job somewhere too.
 
2006-05-04 03:53:08 PM  
Which Colin Powell?

Colin "relations with the Vietnames people are excellent" Powell?

Or the one who lied to the UN about Iraq's WMD?

What? It's the same two-faced liar? Go figure.
 
2006-05-04 03:55:12 PM  
I didn't know Brokaw sucked off Cold War vets. I thought he only sucked off WWII vets.
 
2006-05-04 05:01:14 PM  
this is guilt money for lying at the UN and getting all of those brave soldiers killed.
 
2006-05-04 06:33:12 PM  
control: I didn't know Brokaw sucked off Cold War vets. I thought he only sucked off WWII vets.

My work here is already done.

Powell is a eunuch and has been since that little post-My Lai speech you neglected to put in historical context (yes, that My Lai, people). This is the man who told a reporter with a straight face that the President could not enforce tolerance of homosexuality in the military, conveniently forgetting that Harry Truman was the only thing between his general's bars and a shoeshine stand.
 
2006-05-04 07:49:09 PM  
Henry Kissinger????

WTF?

Isn't that like setting up a "policy studies office" headed by Pinochet, Franco, or Somosa?

I mean, geesh, what sort of policies do you *think* they'll recommend?

I'm guessing that "destabilize countries that don't do as we tell them to do, assasinate independant leaders, and destroy any one who doesn't toe the economic line that we dictate" will be the first ideas that come out of these "studies".

Why the hell hasn't Kissinger been delivered in chains to the International Criminal Court yet?
 
2006-05-04 11:26:28 PM  
DeathBySarcasm: How did he earn that one million dollars? Clues are found in a recently released transcript of a high level, pre-Iraq meeting

Powell: There are NO WMDS inside IRAQ!

Karl Rove: But we need you to say there ARE WMDs in Iraq.

Powell: Have it your way. There are definitely WMDs in IRAQ!

(unidentifiable slurping and gurgling sounds)


And then America proceeded to pour salt in its eye.
 
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