Anthony Bourdains scathing Henry Kissinger remarks resurface after foreign policy figures death
“Henry Kissinger walks into a bar. Would it displease you if I walked over and punched Henry Kissinger in the face?” Bourdain once asked guests appearing on an episode of his “Parts Unknown” TV program.
The late chef’s scathing remarks about the foreign policy figure have resurfaced in the wake of Kissinger’s death, and they’re being shared far and wide across the internet. Kissinger died Wednesday; he was 100.
Bourdain traveled to more than 80 countries over the course of his career as a celebrity chef and worldly television personality. He spent time in Southeast Asia, including in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, and his shows dived deep into the culture and geopolitics that defined a place’s past and present. In these countries, he illuminated the dark legacy of the Vietnam War.
In Bourdain’s 2001 memoir, “A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines,” he wrote, “Once you’ve been to Cambodia, you’ll never stop wanting to beat Henry Kissinger to death with your bare hands. You will never again be able to open a newspaper and read about that treacherous, prevaricating, murderous scumbag sitting down for a nice chat with Charlie Rose or attending some black-tie affair for a new glossy magazine without choking. Witness what Henry did in Cambodia — the fruits of his genius for statesmanship — and you will never understand why he’s not sitting in the dock at The Hague next to Milosevic,” a reference to Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav and Serbian leader who was on trial for war crimes when he died in prison in 2006.....
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