I will suggest this is certainly true for much of official Washington. I can prove it.
John McCain gave a speech at the Munich Security Conference (I can rest my case now, I think). What is the Munich Security Conference?
The Munich Security Conference is an annual conference on international security policy and has been taking place since 1963. …Each year it brings together about 350 senior figures from more than 70 countries around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.
Nothing fishy going on here…
Since 2009, the conference awards the Ewald von Kleist Award:
The award will be given to prominent individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to peace and conflict resolution.
The theme of the conference is peace through dialogue. At least that's what they claim. Instead, everything you need to know about the true purpose of this conference is wrapped up in the name of the first recipient of this annual award: Henry Kissinger.