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.
>> Sounds like a good book...
That said, I'd be thrilled if Rumsfeld could arrest him again so FOX could get someone decent and actually conservative on the weekend. This should be a good book!
This is, according to Geraldo Rivera, but I think he is full of crap....
I personally know, at least 3 people who were classmates with Geraldo Riveria when he was in law school in brooklyn.
They said they called him Jerry, and he referred to himself as Jerry, they also all claimed he did use the name "Rivers", (though one of them, says he would sometimes call himself different names, like Rivera, Riviera,). Most of the time, he was referred to as "Rivers"....
One of the guys who was in his class and knew him, also said that Geraldo Rivera passed himself off as spanish and jewish, depending on the situation and whom he was dealing with....
Ironically, only one of them, actually disliked him, one of them was indifferent to him but had nothing bad to say, and the 3rd one, actually did like him, and said he seemed like a good guy.
I'm not to keen on trusting Geraldo Rivera on his name claims....
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“Says McCain had hair-trigger temper and a propensity to shift his positions to appeal to the media
Rummy was hottie back in da day
I saw a photo of Rumsfeld as a pilot. Quite a good-looking guy. I’ll have to see if I can find it. He’s really a versatile person.
I’m looking forward to reading the book.
Rumsfeld was a happy warrior. It was great watching him run circles around the media dumbunnies.
He really was...
There probably be lots of photos of Rummy in his younger day in this book as kid as teenager as young man that be cool to find out
I’ll wait in line for that booksigning..and to shake his hand.
I just looked on Google for a photo of Rumsfeld as a Navy pilot, but I couldn’t find it. I’ve seen it in the past, and it’s very nice.
Wonder if his book mentions “Snowflakes”?
Indeed! Cant wait to buy it.
“For more reasons than one.”
Best laugh of the night. Thanks.
That doesn't really qualify as a revelation and requires no fresh documentation.
I had the honor of meeting Rumsfeld a couple months ago. One of the highlights of my life to meet a true American hero.
Old school elite can rot! BYE Rumsfart!
Wow. That's a shocker. < /s >