In his latest column for Slate, the ailing essayist Christopher Hitchens returns to a favorite target of his, Henry Kissinger, whom was recently found on newly released tapes from his days in the Nixon White House, saying,
“The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.”
“I know,” Nixon responded. “We can’t blow up the world because of it.”
To which, Hitchens’ rapier-like response runs as such:
It’s hard to know how to classify this observation in the taxonomy of obscenity. Should it be counted as tactical Holocaust pre-denial? That would be too mild. It’s actually a bit more like advance permission for another Holocaust.
He goes on. Read it here.