- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger had nothing but praise for Hillary Rodham Clinton on her own leadership of the department, even going so far as to say she did a better job than he did.

“I’ve known her for many years now and I respect her intellect,” Mr. Kissinger, 91, told USA Today. “And she ran the State Department in the most effective way that I’ve ever seen.”

Even better than he did?

“Yes,” Mr. Kissinger replied. “I was more chaotic.”

Mr. Kissinger’s kudos comes on the heels of Mrs. Clinton’s own gift of high praise for his newly released book, “World Order.”

In a review published in The Washington Post, Mrs. Clinton wrote, “It is vintage Kissinger, with his singular combination of breadth and acuity along with his knack for connecting headlines to trend lines.”

Mrs. Clinton, widely seen as the most viable Democratic presidential candidate for 2016, was heavily criticized for her 2013 testimony on Capitol Hill on Benghazi when she responded to repeat questioning from lawmakers about the changing White House rhetoric: “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they’d go kill some Americas. What difference — at this point, what difference does it make?”

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