Military men are ‘dumb, stupid animals to be used’ as pawns for foreign policy.
As quoted in Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, The Final Days (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Chapter 14, page
Chapter 14 is the one in which Woodward and Bernstein introduce Kissinger as one of the major figures in the book. (Since he becomes an increasingly important figure in their tale as the aides fall one-by-one and Nixon becomes increasingly distracted, they seem to make a deliberate choice to delay his entry until rather far into the story.) It’s a wide-ranging background discussion of his style and dealings in the White House, rather than part of their day-to-day narrative of events. His difficult relationship with Haig, who was initially his deputy, is central to the chapter. The specific passage is:
[Haig] tolerated with superhuman strength the abuse that Kissinger heaped on him. ‘Only someone schooled in taking shit could put up with it,’ Hicks observed to his colleagues. In Haig’s presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as ‘dumb, stupid animals to be used’ as pawns for foreign policy. Kissinger often took up a post outside the doorway to Haig’s office and dressed him down in front of the secretaries for alleged acts of incompetence with which Haig was not even remotely involved.
… and more of the same.
Phi Beta Iota: Kissinger was a protege of David Rockefeller, and can be considered the arch-type for the intersection of New York money and “the German disease” as well as the Nazi hydra co-existing with the Zionist “anything goes, USA is a shicksa” culture. This is not the kind of individual that should be given power by the people, and this is precisely the kind of individual that has helped spawn multiple generations of psychopaths in power. All the checks and balances have been systematically neutralized by money — not just corruption, but money spent to create information pathologies that confuse, obscure, and enable great crimes against humanity — including the US middle class, blue collar masters, and poor without a hope in the USA.