Skip to comments.Rumsfeld and O’Reilly in shootout over Iraq War
Posted on 03/04/2011 4:02:18 AM PST by Suvroc10
Rumsfeld and OReilly in shootout over Iraq War. On his tour to promote his new book, Known and Unknown, and also defend his handling of the Iraq War, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made an appearance on the OReilly Factor last night. In a wide-ranging interview that covered Afghanistan, the Secretarys experiences, and the Iraq War, Rumsfeld did his best to defend his involvement and planning with regards to Iraq, but OReilly was having none of it. The Factor host essentially gave Rumsfeld hell on the issue of his apparent failure to be more forthcoming with the American public regarding the possibilities of what could go wrong in the Iraq liberation. In response, the former Secretary absorbed all of OReillys bluster and returned it in kind, only in a more cool and effortless manner.
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I guess you didn't watch the interview.
Which one of those stories involved Iraqis?
Then why did you try? I used the figure that O'Reilly stated, and that Rumsfeld did not challenge.
Nah. I just re-watched it. There was a lot of back and forth, but it was a conversation. Rumsfeld got all the time he needed to talk.
They all involve followers of Islam.
I couldn’t disagree more.
And BOR did everything possible last night to prevent Rumsfeld from getting a word in edge-wise. I finally turned the interview off. It was stupid.
Nope. There was a lot of back and forth, but he didn’t filibuster. Rumsfeld got to answer. But O’Reilly challenged him on his answers.
The WMD’s were moved. Simple as that, plenty of Newsmax zrticles about the russians helping them move them.
We probably know maybe 1% of the truth, the President had access to a lot of information about the situation there that will probably never see the light of day. I trust they knew what they were doing based on the information they had.
Rumsfeld told that story about his list of “horribles” more than once. The arrogance of ignorance explains O’Blowhard’s tirades.
BOR does that to anyone who tries to give an opinion. He talks right over them & cuts them right off. I can't watch his show anymore.
I think what put me over the edge was when he started getting his 'girls' to critic his 'drama interviews' & wants them to tell him what a GREAT interviewer he is!!
O’Reilly is a pompus egotistical magalomaniac that is an elite.
I haven’t seen a post so full of it in along time.
I did watch the interview, and I’ve been in hearings and such with one expert witness saying ‘A’ and another saying ‘not A’. When the thing that ‘A’ might be is really hard to measure accurately, which is the case here, or the reports of ‘A’ tend to suffer from political or philosophical basis, which is ALSO true on the expenditures, well, you have to find the truth of the argument someplace else, and not waste time arguing what can’t be proved one way or the other.
Rumsfeld was wise and sharp as usual — he didn’t respond to O’Reilly’s blowhard number, because all such numbers are estimates. In regards the cost of the Iraq War the brief Google search I did — or anybody could do — showed the price to be estimated about $700B. That’s closer to $500B, than $1T, or did I fail math?
That's what I saw too. O'Reilly's a gamma trying hard to appear an alpha. Rumsfeld asleep is a alpha.
I agree with you. Saddam Hussein was a secular dictator who kept the Arabs (and the Persians as well) in line. That said, I’ll still rather Dubya in the White House than the current President we are stuck with right now.
His answer -- 'I'd rather not answer that.'
Shades of David Icke . . . or schadenfreude __ ?
LOL . . . LOL !