Monday, August 08, 2016

Henry K.

Just the distinguished elder statesman one should have the counsel and support of.

The Obama administration on Monday declassified more than 1,000 pages of documents about Argentina’s seven-year “Dirty War” during which a military dictatorship killed thousands of people.


During a visit to Buenos Aires in March, Obama bemoaned the slowness of the U.S. to condemn the crackdown in Argentina. Leaders in Washington such as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger originally supported the junta’s efforts and appeared to encourage it to act quickly so as not to suffer a blowback from Congress.

"The quicker you succeed the better," Kissinger told Argentina's foreign minister in 1976, shortly after the coup took place.