Skip to comments.Rumsfeld Speaks Former Defense Secretary: American weakness is dangerous
Posted on 07/02/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT by NoLibZone
Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, in a rare public speech, warned that American military and financial weakness is creating a more dangerous and unstable world.
Rumsfeld also said the U.S. government, both Congress and the executive branch, is dysfunctional and ill-suited for the information age. He called for creating a blue-ribbon commission to modernize the administrative functions of government agencies and institutions in both branches.
The former defense secretary during the George W. Bush administration said he was asked recently what keeps him awake at night.
What I worry about most today is American weakness, Rumsfeld told a conference of congressional staff members and former government officials hosted by the Defense Forum Foundation on Capitol Hill.
The signal of weakness is a dangerous one, he said.
Rumsfeld said that throughout his 80-year life, the world has been a safer place because of the United States of America.
Rumsfeld said American weakness can provoke potential adversaries into conflict and urged keeping the United States strong both financially and militarily, while maintaining robust diplomatic and intelligence capabilities.
Foreign perceptions of the United States as strong and engaged in world affairs and available to help its allies have a significant deterrent effect on would-be aggressors, he said.
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Now or never - vote the bastRATs out into oblivion.
Wake up and wake up your neighbor, the last chance to save this glorious country, nowhere to run, stand up and take the US back!
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This is the same Don Rumsfield that reported at a press conference on September 10, 2001 that the Pentagon was missing and unable to account for 2.3 TRILLION dollars.
9/10/2001: Rumsfeld says $2.3 TRILLION Missing from
America is weak because we encourage that trait it those that live here. If we have no expectations of our neighbors and allow them to ride on our backs we will never return to a place of power.
Every human being (except those with an accident or born deformity) has two arms two legs and a brain. It’s time we insisted they start using them. Hell we can’t even have an expectation that they be sexually responsible or keep their toddler out of street.
A government that uses all its power and resources to coddle delinquents is running a country that is unfit and no amount of streamlining or information will save citizens if they are unprepared to even get out of the bed in the morning.
At the meantime, bring back and KEEP jobs.
Don’t send them elsewhere!
Keep them here. We need all that money.
All these supposedly “smart” talking heads need to get it one of these days that BHO WANTS America to fail - it’s his mission and he’s accomplishing it as quickly as possible.
He’s got plenty of expert advice on the things that NEED to be done to make us stronger again in every area, but he’s NOT going to do them!!!
If these “brainiacs” are too ignorant or naive to figure this out, they need to STFU.
Why does it feel he knows that time is past?