Kissinger's Fast Exit

When Henry Kissinger accepted President Bush's appointment last month as head of an independent commission to investigate Sept. 11, the legendary diplomat declared that he would not bow to political pressure. And when it came to his lucrative consulting business, Kissinger refused Democratic demands that he publicly disclose the extensive list of clients that employ Kissinger Associates Inc. But last week the Senate Ethics Committee informed him that under congressional financial-disclosure laws, he was required to reveal his international company's clients. Though the White House backed his attempts to keep the list secret, Kissinger resigned his post on Friday. While saying...

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