What Did Henry Kissinger Mean when he said "Military Men are dumb stupid Animals to be used as pawns"?

"Military men are just dumb stupid Animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy"

-Henry Kissinger 1973

Did he have a guilty conscience?

Perhaps War is just a racket?


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13 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    They minipulate these brave men to fight wars that only make the elite even richer.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Highlights how far republicans have moved from traditional conservatism. Used to be "war is the final stage of , and marks the final stage of diplomacy." Now it is preferred over diplomacy. Wolfowitz Doctrine: use of unilateral preemptive force.

    Infantry have always been referred to as "cannon fodder," The most disposable, so Henry is just changing the metaphor to pawns, the least valuable pieces on the board. Certainly demonstrates arrogance more that guilty conscience.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He also said these.

    The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.

    Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful

    It cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most significant single component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United States to change its perceptions.

    NAFTA represents the single most creative step towards a New World Order.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He meant what he said. Most low ranking soldiers are working class, yet the only people you profit from their acts of murder are the super rich. These soldiers are used to keep theirs peers as slaves. they kill women and children and don't ask why. I no longer have any respect for our armed forces they do not fight for you and i they fight only for the rich. They will happily kill us and our children if they are told. But really some are brainwashed they think they fight for queen and country the rest admit they just want to have a go at killing someone.

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  • Kerry said American Army men are stupid. So, Henry listened to Kerry

  • Being a liberal, you linked to video of an actor, not one reflecting reality.

    You should have spotted that. I showed you a photo of the REAL General Butler in the recruiting office before you were rejected.

  • 1 decade ago

    That's a misquote. He actually said: "Military men are just big hunky animals to be used in porn."

    He was a stallion in the sack, was Henry.

  • BruceN
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Give me a link to the book or video of Kissinger. I don't believe he said that.

  • 1 decade ago

    Even Henry listens to Kerry. tsk, tsk, tsk

    Is the entire speech or whatever there on YouTube or was it taken out of context?

  • 1 decade ago

    Means military people just follow orders.*

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