“”Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac
Henry Kissinger was the National Security Advisor and later Secretary of State under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He is most famous for engineering campaigns that massively screwed over numerous third world countries. Hitch has called him a war criminal.
 The good
- Helped Tricky Dick open relations with China and begin detente policies such as SALT.
- Took part in the negotiations to end the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
- Criticized wingnuts who still want to blow the hell out of Iran.
- Had military experience, so avoids the chickenhawk label.
 The bad, the ugly, the horrific, etc.
- One of the architects of the secret bombing campaign in Cambodia, which played an important role in bringing the Khmer Rouge to power as an unintended side-effect. After the US racked up an additional 40,000+ casualties in Cambodia, Kissinger entered into cease fire negotiations with Le Duc Tho of North Vietnam. He was awarded the Nobel
IronyPeace Prize for this. It has since been widely considered a joke.
- Maintained economic and military aid to Pakistan as it indiscriminately massacred over a million civilians during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Called Indira Gandhi a "bitch" while he did so.
- Dramatically increased aid and military funds into Indonesia in support of Suharto's brutal dictatorship, which killed up between 90,000 and 200,000 unarmed civilians in East Timor.
- Supported Operation Condor, a campaign designed to synchronize the secret police of the fascist dictators in South America and support coups and drug dealing in the region. Kissinger was particularly fond of Chile's glorious dictator Augusto Pinochet and Jorge Videla's junta in Argentina.
- Was involved in Watergate.
- Buddied up with Dubya to dispense advice on Iraq.
 Conspiracy theories
Kissinger is a conspiracy theorist's wet dream for the fact that he is:
- A member of Bohemian Grove
- A member of the Council on Foreign Relations
- A member of the Bilderberg Group
- A member of the Aspen Institute
Thus, he often has a supporting, if not starring, role in all sorts of international Jewish conspiracy, New World Order, and Illuminati theories. Among the more anti-Semitic Troofers, he is thought to have played a major role in Shrub's whitewash as he briefly held a seat on an investigation panel for 9/11. There was long a notion that the Kisser might be the Antichrist himself, but he's a bit old for that position now.
Oh, and he's appeared in TV commercials. Sinister.