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Dispatches from Kolkata for Nov. 21, 2012
Good Night Mr. Kissinger
What would you do if you were a Bangladeshi waiter in New York and suddenly found yourself serving the bogeyman of your national nightmare – Henry Kissinger?
It’s been over 40 years since Bangladesh became independent but as Anis makes clear it still loves to hate Henry Kissinger. In 1971 he was the national security advisor and as Pakistani troops tried to brutally crush the independence movement in what became Bangladesh, Henry Kissinger sided with Pakistan because that was his corridor to Beijing. And Bangladeshis remember that.