This morning on Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, Henry Kissinger was interviewed about Bob Woodward’s new book and his mention in it. Highlights follow…
On his role in the Bush White House
KISSINGER: I haven’t read the book, but I have — first of all, my conversations with the president and the vice president — I think if they counted the number of times Secretary Powell and Secretary Rice have asked my opinion, they would be at least as frequent as the other two.
BLITZER: Excuse me for interrupting, Dr. Kissinger, but the book suggests that, at least once a month, if not more frequently, you’re consulted, you’re brought in by the president or the vice president.
KISSINGER: I have told you what the balance is. And I think you will find that I have seen the secretary of state as frequently as I’ve seen the president and the vice president and that it’s almost always at the request of the people that I’m talking to.