A batch of tapes from the days of the Nixon administration were released this week, revealing a hateful and apathetic attitude from Henry Kissinger, former President Richard Nixon's national security adviser, according to the New York Times.
In a conversation with the president, Kissinger said he considers the Holocaust "not an American concern," wrote Jeff Jacoby in a Boston Globe column.
Jacoby considers this attitude reflective of previous decisions related to U.S. foreign policy. He cites the Armenian Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda as events in which that the U.S. failed to intervene.
According to Jacoby's column, Barack Obama said at one point that America “cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there."
According to the New York Times article, American Jews have responded to Kissinger's statements in outrage.
What do you think? Is there any legitimacy to Kissinger's "unconcerned" mindset?