Some evil people win the longevity lottery. Other good people leave us much too soon. One who we lost was Anthony Bourdain. After he visited Cambodia to learn about their cuisine he wrote the following:
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 statesman- ship- and you will never understand why he's not sitting in the dock at The Hague next to Milošević. While Henry continues to nibble nori rolls and remaki at A-list parties, Cambodia, the neutral nation he secretly and illegally bombed, invaded, under- mined, and then threw to the dogs, is still trying to raise itself up on its one remaining leg.
I will never cease to be amazed at how deaf, blind, and dumb I was growing up around the corruption in our government....and wondering how much is now just right out in your face, not even careing if its known.......and all, I think, because the politicans are bought and sold on the open market....no need for "statesmen" to even apply for service. Just hang the shingle out and put a price tag on.