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June 05, 2007

Libby's Devious Integrity

So Scooter Libby's been sentenced to two and a half years. Meanwhile, all the letters from Libby's friends pleading for leniency have been released.

One particularly entertaining one is from Henry Kissinger. Here's how Kissinger pretends to see the world, when writing to a judge:

I met Scooter early in the second Bush administration, when he served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Cheney. In that capacity, he attended all my meetings with the Vice President. He also acted as a kind of liaison for me to the National Security process. I was deeply impressed by his dedication, seriousness, patriotism and essential my observations, he pursued his objectives with integrity and a sense of responsibility.

Here's how Henry Kissinger actually sees the world, from The Final Days:

Kissinger counseled his aides that deviousness was part of their job [on the National Security Council]. "You systems-analysis people have too much integrity," he told one of them. "This is not an honorable business conducted by honorable men in an honorable way. Don't assume I'm that way and you shouldn't be."

Posted at June 5, 2007 11:59 AM | TrackBack

I'm sure ol' Hank didn't mean what he said in that book - he just has to say stuff like that to put on a scary front for our enemies who hate us for our Freedoms. Deep down he's nothin' but a Square-G straight-shooter, like Shane or Duke.

Posted by: Guest at June 5, 2007 01:02 PM

Wow, that last sentence in bold quotes could have been written by anyone from Sean Hannity to David Sirota.

Posted by: guest2 at June 5, 2007 01:50 PM

"Don't assume I'm that way..."
Come on, Heinrich, nobody ever came within a Metter-inch of assuming any such thing, even when you were the ass-kissing grad student at Harvard.
You were smart and smarmy. After your brilliant advice to Gloomy Dick, more of the latter than the former. But this the Neue Vaterland, and you'll probably get the same kind of eulogies he did. Our patriot, with the funny accent. Yikes.

Posted by: donescobar at June 5, 2007 05:51 PM

Kissinger for a character witness, what's that tell ya? (gives me a feeling of utter hopelessness) (and the creeps in a Dahlmer kind of way)

Posted by: Mike Meyer at June 5, 2007 10:27 PM