I had a very bad Sunday, thanks to your Opinion Section!
Between Kissinger's mealy-mouthed article, and the accolade accorded Richard Nixon by Bill Stall, I wonder just what kind of hypocrites we, the people, are expected to become.
To boil Kissinger's lengthy essay down to one sentence: It's quite OK to let a dictator murder his people and plunder his starving country, as long as he acts like our ally . . . even if the money we send to his country ends up in his own pocket. So forget about human rights and democracy, they're not worth supporting. How soon before these principles will apply in our own country?
Regarding Nixon, while it is difficult for me to imagine the brazenness of a deposed President, who was all but convicted of heinous crimes against the nation he had sworn to "protect, preserve and defend," in venturing forth to inflict his twisted moral opinions on us and the world again. In one of the countries Kissinger admires, Nixon would have faced a firing squad.