Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: RUMSFELD UNLOADS (Drudge Report)
Posted on 02/02/2011 4:06:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge
Long-awaited, from-the-hip memoir offers raw, unvarnished look at eight decades of history
"If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much."
So declares former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in his news book 'KNOWN AND UNKNOWN'.
In the book, which streets next week, Rumsfeld details his half-century career in and around the ring -- and West Wing.
It is based not only on Rumsfeld's memory but also on hundreds of previously unreleased documents from throughout his career.
Now only the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal:
# Rumsfeld warned in 2001 of Afghan swamp and not to make a career out of transforming Afghanistan; parts ways with neocons on use of military to spread democracy around the world
# Lashes out at Clinton, Kerry, Biden for flip-flops on Iraq: You wouldnt want to be in a foxhole with them.
# Disputes Powells claim that he was duped by administration on Iraq WMD, says Powell was no Bush administration maverick
# Bashes CNN for concealing Saddam's crimes against humanity prior to start of war
# Document: Rumsfeld pressed for more troops in Tora Bora to get bin Laden in 2001
# Says biggest regret not insisting on resigning after Abu Ghraib
# Says McCain had hair-trigger temper and a propensity to shift his positions to appeal to the media
# Shares his side of a decades long feud with Bush 41
# Aide tells Rumsfeld on 9/11: Youre a son of a bitch. Lives to tell the tale
# Had young Geraldo Rivera arrested in 1970s student protest, when he was known as Jerry Rivers
# Describes surprising encounter with Elvis in The Kings Las Vegas dressing room
# Recounts weird meetings with a confused President-elect Jimmy Carter
# Kissinger during last days of Watergate: Rummy, we dont even argue with Nixon anymore
'KNOWN AND UNKNOWN' ranked #2,064 on AMAZON's hit parade Wednesday evening.
I don’t know, having Dick tell ya he has your back in the woods hunting grouse.. sounds like a ‘risky scheme’ to me..
It’s a shame neither actually had a shot earlier on to run for the big enchilada position.. some things might have been a bit different then they are now.
Ok, I'm confused, if "streets next week" means it's being released next week, then how can it already have a ranking.
I wonder what your nightmare team looks like.
Love your Rummy GIF.
Just had to save it for future use.
Especially for his longevity in politics and business. He’s seen it all!
“Says McCain had hair-trigger temper and a propensity to shift his positions” to appeal to the media”
Pre-release sales? ( best I got.. )
Rumsfeld's 1954 yearbook portrait from Princeton, where he played football and wrestled.
Messed up the link!
He was so great with the media.
The man is sharp as a tack.
I’ll buy that book.
Thanks, NR, that could be the answer. Makes sense.
High school baseball squad, Rummy fourth player in first row.
Junior class president.
My guess is he does not suffer fools gladly and this book will eviscerate a bunch of weenies...
Same here. I have never read a political memoir, but I’m going to read this one.
Maybe?? Pelosi-Murray, Kuchinich-Starks, Waters-Conyers, Gore-Kerry (oh wait we dodged that bullet), McDermott-Rangel,
Obviously there are way too many nightmare possibilities out there.
Gates and Biden?
He's got McCain's number...
Well technically you can end a nightmare by waking up so that doesn’t count.
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