Truth About Henry Kissinger henry kissinger president richard nixon white house tape vietnam war nukes

• Quote captures the often wrong, never uncertain, so-called pragmatism of the prince of realpolitik.

• Former National Security Adviser and Secretary of State under presidents Nixon and Ford, Kissinger received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize (ackkk!!!) for negotiating the short-lived ceasefire in Vietnam

• Widely accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity — requiring Henry to avoid certain countries that respect international law.

• That said, his DNA via son David brings humor to the masses as head of Conan O'Brien's production company, Conaco.

 • Another partial karmic offset: Kissinger helped temper some of Nixon's (sometimes drunken) urges such as nuking Vietnam's vast network of dams and dikes, possibly causing 200,000 deaths.

• Listen in (at 0:34) for some chilling evidence of Nixon's insanity. "Think big, Henry."