Henry Kissinger discusses war and more with Peter Robinson as part of the Hoover Institution's interview series, Uncommon Knowledge.
War and the media - the two have not partnered so well since Vietnam. But in the days of the Internet, conservative talk radio, and Fox News, has the dynamic changed?
Kissinger says only a bit, and that the media remain heavily biased against military action.
Additionally, the 1960s concept that the U.S. government is somehow an evil enterprise is alive and well.
In this environment, Kissinger says our leaders need to present a clearer and more educated vision of the American role in the world- Hoover Institution
Dr. Henry Kissinger
Henry Alfred Kissinger was the 56th Secretary of State of the United States from 1973 to 1977, continuing to hold the position of Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs which he first assumed in 1969 until 1975.
After leaving government service, he founded Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm, of which he is chairman.
Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits the Hoover Institution's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, "Uncommon Knowledge."
Robinson is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life; It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP; and the best-selling business book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA.
Former National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discusses what can be done about the war in Iraq, what will happen if the U.S. withdraws, and what John McCain can do to sustain support for the war.