Katie Couric's Notebook: Kissinger

Hi, everyone.

Bob Woodward's recent book, "State of Denial," got a lot of buzz. And one of the most intriguing supporting players is Henry Kissinger…who was, for almost a decade, the architect of America's policy in Vietnam...and who Woodward writes is now "one of the president's most important, and secret, advisers on Iraq."

It's been 30 years since Kissinger left government. And this 83 year old German immigrant…who served Presidents Nixon and Ford…never lost his place in the limelight…and never finds himself far from controversy.

By Amazon.com's count, there are over 12,000 books by or about Kissinger…and he has been called everything from a policy genius to a war criminal.

Woodward says Kissinger--like many Democrats--compares Iraq to Vietnam. But, he argues that America could have stayed and won in Vietnam, and must now stay and win in Iraq.

Turns out it's not just the baby boomers who still think about what they did in Vietnam.

That's a page from my notebook.