None of this of course means that O'Connell is correct about what Kissinger said or what he meant to impart to Ismael.
On the eve of war, O'Connell says he learned of Israel's plans to attack Egypt and quickly informed Hussein.
But they did, O'Connell writes, after receiving a tacit green light from the Americans.
Trone only learned of this through Ismael, who after the meeting "sat by a stream beyond the garden and wept," O'Connell writes.
"But as a professional historian, this is circumstantial evidence," because O'Connell wasn't there.
The notable orators of that day were O'Connell and Brougham.
How insolently did they behave to O'Connell in the House till he put his heel on them?
O'Connell wouldn't have told me anything if he had supposed for one moment I was going to repeat what he said.
There are no more field-marshals like Nugent than major-generals like O'Connell.
In a great many circles, Mr. Duffy could not be looked at with more wonder if he had recommended to cut off Mr. O'Connell's head.