Kissenger did whatever the hell Richard Nixon told him to do. Crossing Richard Milhous Nixon was a dangerous thing to do. Henry Kissenger certainly never tried it or he would have been fired in a heartbeat.
LBJ lost the war. Nixon ran for office in 1968 on the platform of getting us out of the Vietnam war with honor. When Nixon couldn't figure out how to get out with honor, he just declared victory and get the hell out.
I found this article about Kissinger on Drudge..
The Latest Kissinger Outrage - Why is a proven liar and wanted man in charge of the 9/11 investigation? By Christopher Hitchens