By Lynn R. Mitchell
When I was young and watching the political landscape, one of the adults in the room was Henry Kissinger — a foreign policy expert who served as National Security Adviser and Secretary of State for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Even then I recognized this man’s importance to our country and listened when he spoke, not to mention the fact that his personal story about immigrating to America is fascinating.
Now 91 years old, Kissinger’s mind is still sharp as he continues to advise on the safety and stability of our country. In today’s Wall Street Journal, he and 94-year-old former Secretary of State George Shultz, who served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration, have co-authored an opinion piece about the current “deal” with Iran. Don’t let their ages fool you. There are times when institutional knowledge and wisdom are badly needed in all circumstances especially in foreign policy, and these men have something to say (see The Iran Deal and Its Consequences). I’m listening.