Henry Kissinger has long been known by the majority of people as a peacemaker. When America was having troubles in its foreign policy, Nixon and Ford would send Kissinger to help smooth things over.
In 1973, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for signing a ceasefire agreement with North Vietnam in January of that year.
Only two and a bit years later, he goes and gives Indonesia tacit American approval to invade East Timor. Although Kissinger denied this ever happened, documents which have only just come to light in the last few weeks, show that he lied.
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Given these facts, will Kissinger still be remembered as a peacemaker?
For me personally, it is hard to respect a man who tarnished all the good work with the blood of over 200,000 East Timorese.