Skip to comments.Donald Rumsfeld Gives Explosive Interview to Al Jazeera: ‘This is Worthless’
Posted on 10/04/2011 8:59:06 PM PDT by STARWISE
In an explosive interview with Al Jazeeras English Washington bureau chief Abderrahim Foukara, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld blasted the journalist for haranguing and refused to answer his questions accusing Foukara of having it in his being to be disrespectful.
The heated exchange erupted when the topic came to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Foukara asked Rumsfeld whether he felt responsible for the deaths of innocent Iraqis because, according to Foukara, the Bush administration didnt secure the borders of the country and sent in too few troops.
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God love ya, Rummy!! Hit 'em again, harder! You are sorely missed.
Wait, what? They’re complainin’ because we didn’t send in enough troops?
You can’t make up this stuff. No one would believe it.
The world only supports an "open borders" policy in American't apparently.
Islamic JIHADISTS from countries OTHER THAN IRAQ are responsible for the deaths you mushhead. They were funded by Iran and other Islamic supremacist nations.
But go ahead and blame the Americans who wasted blood on ungrateful bastards like AJ Jackasses.
Rummy, Cheney...these guys are still fighting. If they weren’t still out there doing it, things would seem even bleaker than they are. I don’t think the undisciplined kids in the White House quite get the defense the grown ups are running for them.
Obviously, A J would have had a better interview with Harry Reid.
the graphic’s a hoot.
I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that Rumsfeld granted an interview to a muslim organization. What’s up with that? In any case, good that he set the jerk right but gosh...what was the point?
I just wish Bush would jump into the mix. I read his book (outstanding, by the way), and wish he would defend his policies against Obama’s. Please Mr. President, defend yourself.
I admire Rumsfeld so much. What I wouldn’t give to spend an afternoon with that guy.
I am reading his book and Donald is brilliant.
Yeah, I’m a Rummy fan myself. I still have that Esquire mag interview years ago where he stated that he does not have a chair in his “negotiating/staff room” because sitting down accomplishes nothing. Eisenhower also BTW, when he was in the ops room and when speaking to his generals, always were standing up because if they started sitting down, they turn to “talking” and not “solving”.
Please invite me. Thanks.
Exactly. Rummy must be bored in his retirement.
I will be eternally grateful to Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney for their service to our country.
I love Rumsfeld and Cheney.
They never sugar coat stuff
Rummy won. Al Jazeera lost. End of story.
He is! We were blessed he was there when most needed.
And true enough, what I wouldn’t give for him to be there
now. Authentically, The Donald.
My .. you’re dead on. Those are the grownups we’re missing today. Fumbling adolescents are all we now have.
Eisenhower sure "solved" illegal immigration in 1953 with 'Operation Wetback'. Simple and brilliant. Need it today times 10.
didnt secure the borders
He should have said, “Hell we can’t even secure our own damn border!”
I stand with Rumsfeld, always have and always will.
what Ike should have done is place landmines on the border. We can’t do it nowadays due to the pc wuss factor,,
Rumsfeld is cooler than two Fonzies tied together with a snake.
(picked up that line on the interwebs somewhere...)
I'm sorry Rumsfeld subjected himself to this interview. If he ever came to my area for a book signing, I'd stand in line to meet him.
I am studying his book! Every page has so much information about what was happening in DC and Iraq and Afghanistan, it has to be read carefully. Just imagine “the rest of the story” that is either still classified, or would be considered personal insult. Not only are there a LOT of words in this book, there is a lot of reading between the lines.
I am glad that he is speaking in public forums.
Many Americans will never know how fortunate our country has been to have both Rumsfeld and Cheney in office.
I thought it was the best political book that I’ve ever read. He’s not afraid to admit his mistakes. I loved that he showed his disdain for Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell. All in all, I think he’s the definition of a true public servant.
ahh, thanks for that
“I am reading his book and Donald is brilliant.”
I’ve always been impressed by Rumsfield.
But, I didn’t read his book.
Question: Why did Bush remove him immediately after the election after saying that he supported him?
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