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Henry Kissinger

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U.S. Secretary of State

The Resume

    (May 27, 1923-November 29, 2023)
    Born in Furth, Bavaria, Germany
    Birth name is Heinz Alfred Kissinger
    Came to the US (1938)
    Service in US Army (1943-1946)
    Graduated from Harvard
    Harvard faculty (1954-1971)
    Secretary of State (1973-1977)
    Founded Kissinger Associates, a consulting firm

Why he might be annoying:

    He has a thick accent that made him almost unintelligible.
    He stuttered and was so deliberate when he talked that it took him a long time to express himself.
    He divorced and remarried.
    He had no compassion for the victims of Pol Pot and other dictators.
    He said that 'The illegal we can do right now; the unconstitutional will take a little longer.'
    He back stabbed Taiwan by entering secret negotiations with China.
    After inciting the Iraqi Kurds to revolt against Saddam Hussein, Kissinger abandoned support for them and they were brutally suppressed.
    He was a dishonest politician and has been called a war criminal.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He won the Nobel Peace Prize.
    He was in the US Army during World War II.
    He won numerous awards.
    Monty Python recorded a song 'Henry Kissinger' in his honor.
    He was a New York Ranger fan and often sat rink side with his wife Nancy.

Credit: Wang

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 66 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 569 Votes: 60.98% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 37 Votes: 64.86% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 138 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 116 Votes: 56.03% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 51 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 55 Votes: 56.36% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 23 Votes: 60.87% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 59 Votes: 52.54% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 44 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 55 Votes: 65.45% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 25 Votes: 64.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 36 Votes: 63.89% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 123 Votes: 67.48% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 70 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 86 Votes: 68.60% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 208 Votes: 50.48% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 213 Votes: 63.38% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 685 Votes: 69.93% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 305 Votes: 68.20% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 299 Votes: 62.54% Annoying