Henry Kissinger to Soviet Jewry: Drop Dead
"The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy," Mr. Kissinger said. "And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern."Because it is the Sabbath day, I will use a religious expression to characterize this statement: Holy shit.
"I know," Nixon responded. "We can't blow up the world because of it."
I particularly love, by the way, the "maybe" in that last sentence fragment.
Nixon is also quoted as saying that Jews share an inferiority complex:
Nixon listed many of his top Jewish advisers -- among them, Mr. Kissinger and William Safire, who went on to become a columnist at The New York Times -- and argued that they shared a common trait, of needing to compensate for an inferiority complex.I suppose he's right, at least on the narrow subject of Henry Kissinger.
"What it is, is it's the insecurity," he said. "It's the latent insecurity. Most Jewish people are insecure. And that's why they have to prove things."