It was interesting to see in our next president, many of the same old faces that have dominated American politics for decades, many of whom were presented in the context of being "ex-U.S. officials involved in atrocities around the world."
A few of the connections were Hillary Clinton and president Clinton's Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright; Barack Obama and President Carter’s National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski; Mitt Romney and Blackwater Worldwide's vice chairman, Cofer Black; Mike Huckabee who claimed former UN Ambassador John Bolton as someone he had consulted, which Bolton has denied. (As we're learning, Huckabee, a man of the cloth, plays very loose with the truth.)
For the most part, these are all some pretty scary associations. But perhaps the one that sent me the most shivers was John McCain being advised by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (a man whose policies cost McCain five years of his life in a North Vietnamese prison camp)! That is, until yesterday.
Perhaps you heard yesterday's speculation of McCain's choice for a vice president should he gain his party's nomination? Why, they mentioned none other than senator Joe Lieberman! The hilarity of that greatly helped relieve a lot of my worry over McCain's dangerous association with the international war criminal, the "honorable" Henry Kissinger.
Obviously, history of 2000's presidential election is lost on McCain. (Thankfully.)