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  • D Rumsfeld schools ‘View’ hosts, uses just 2 words to shut up Behar

    05/28/2017 9:05:12 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 48 replies
    BPReview ^ | May 26, 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    <p>He found something that many previous guests had long sought without success — the off switch to her mouth.</p> <p>Well, [Donald Trump] lost by more than three million votes in the popular vote,” Behar told the former secretary of defense, while admitting that “he won the electoral vote.”</p>
  • 50 Former Bush Administration Alums – Including Donald Rumsfeld – Endorse Trump

    09/28/2016 1:39:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 28, 2016 | Alex Pappas
    More than 50 alumni of the George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush GOP presidential administrations — including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and White House press secretary Ari Fleischer — have formed a coalition to express support for Republican presidential nominee Donald
  • The Donald Endorses The Donald: Rumsfeld Says Not ‘Even a Tough Call for Me,’

    07/15/2016 7:21:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 15 Jul 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Rumsfeld said: So then you look at the two choices—and as I look at Mrs. Clinton, I find her unacceptable as a presidential prospect. She is clearly corrupt. She is clearly on the wrong side of every major threat we face. She would represent another four years of the Obama administration. Can you imagine President Obama went to the Coast Guard Academy and said that the major threat facing the young graduates at the Coast Guard Academy was global warming? That’s breathtaking. I think of that and I’ve spoken to the Academies over the years and what an unfortunate thing...
  • Donald Rumsfeld says endorsing Trump ‘wasn’t hard decision’

    06/22/2016 5:44:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Donald Rumsfeld, a key architect of the Iraq war, announced Wednesday that he’s supporting Donald Trump, one of its biggest critics. The former defense secretary in the George W. Bush administration said he’s never met Trump, but he’s certainly preferable to Hillary clinton. “I don’t even find it a hard decision,” he said. Rumsfeld pooh-poohed the candidate’s accusations that the Bush administration lied to get the country into war. “I’m 83 years old, I’ve been through a lot of elections, and I’ve never found anyone that I’ve agreed with 100 percent of the time,” Rumsfeld said....
  • (24 Jan 2016) Report: Rumsfeld Didn't Share Key Report on Iraq WMD

    02/15/2016 2:05:15 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 9:43 AM | By Greg Richter
    A September 2002 report by the Joint Chiefs of Staff detailing a lack of evidence for Iraq's chemical weapons program was seen by then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, but was not shared with everyone in the George W. Bush administration, Politico reports."Please take a look at this material as to what we don’t know about WMD. It is big," Rumsfeld wrote to Joint Chiefs Chairman General Richard Myers. But it is not clear the report, which weakened the administration's argument for an invasion of Iraq, was seen by anyone else on the Bush team. Instead, Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and...
  • Pentagon Warlord (Donald Rumsfeld)

    01/27/2003 1:07:19 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 15 replies · 189+ views
    Time.com | http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101030127/nrummy.html | MARK THOMPSON and MICHAEL DUFFY
    Donald Rumsfeld's secret plan to defeat Saddam relies on special forces, a new high-tech weapon and a defense secretary involved in every detailDefense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks to the media in front of a B-2 stealth bomber Nearly every day now, working from the stand-up desk in his spacious Pentagon E-Ring office, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld pores over a secret document known only to a tight circle of U.S. officials: Deployment Order No. 177. Although it might sound like a one-pager that needs only a quick review, No. 177 is a series of documents, each 10 to 20 pages...
  • Rumsfeld, Hostettler Warn US Borders at Risk toTerrorism

    11/16/2004 10:40:03 PM PST · by AuntB · 130 replies · 1,644+ views
    CNN.com/Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | Nov. 16, 2004 | Lou Dobbs
    DOBBS: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is warning of the threat of terrorists entering this country through the same routes as those used by illegal aliens. Secretary Rumsfeld, traveling in South America, warned that enemies look for weaknesses and take advantage of them. DONALD RUMSFELD: The risk is that some of these human-smuggling routes into our country from this hemisphere could be used just as easily for terrorists. ~snip~ REP. JOHN HOSTETTLER (R-IN), CHAIRMAN, SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY: : Well, the House will not be taking up in a positive sense guest worker legislation. We know that this is...
  • Donald Rumsfeld: Donald Trump has 'touched a nerve in our country'

    01/25/2016 6:18:27 AM PST · by RummyChick · 32 replies
    Today ^ | 1/25 | Eun Kyung Kim
    ... "We were never close. He was kind of 'to the manor born' and I wasn't," he said, adding that he also questioned the motivation and timing of the criticism. "I didn't think it was complimentary of his son, George W. Bush, and I didn't think it was very helpful to his other son, who's running for president, so I thought it was a strange thing for him to be doing," Rumsfeld said, who also took a stab at why Jeb Bush's campaign had failed to catch fire. "I suppose there are some people that are uncomfortable with a dynasty,"...
  • George H.W. Bush Settles Old Scores With Cheney and Rumsfeld

    11/05/2015 6:58:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 5, 2015 | David Graham
    One of the benefits of being 91 is you don’t have to hold back anymore—you can say what you want. And in a new biography, former President George H.W. Bush tells Jon Meacham just what he thinks about Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld’s work in his son’s administration, as reported by Fox News and The New York Times. “He just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with,” the elder Bush said of the man who served as his secretary of defense. “Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush raps Cheney, Rumsfeld in biography

    11/04/2015 7:01:17 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 45 replies
    One America News Network ^ | November 4, 2015 | Eric Walsh
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President George H.W. Bush takes some unexpected swipes at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, key members of his son’s administration, over their reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks, in a new biography of the 41st president, Fox News reported on Wednesday. In “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush,” author Jon Meacham quotes Bush as saying that Cheney and Rumsfeld were too hawkish and that their harsh stance damaged the reputation of the United States, the cable news network said. Speaking of Cheney, who was vice president under President George W. Bush,...
  • Rumsfeld Reportedly Says 'Unrealistic’ for Bush to Pursue Democracy in Iraq

    06/10/2015 5:09:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 9,2015 | Staff
    Donald Rumsfeld, one of the leading architects of the Iraq war, reportedly said in a recent interview that then-President George W. Bush was "unrealistic" to pursue democracy in the country. Rumsfeld, who served as Bush's defense secretary from 2001 to 2006, allegedly made the comments in an interview with the Times of London. "I'm not one who thinks that our particular template of democracy is appropriate for other countries at every moment of their histories," Rumsfeld is quoted as saying. "The idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me unrealistic. I was concerned about it when...
  • Rumsfeld: ‘Unrealistic’ for Bush to pursue democracy in Iraq

    06/09/2015 7:17:30 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 9, 2015 | FoxNews
    Donald Rumsfeld, one of the leading architects of the Iraq war, said in a recent interview that then-President George W. Bush was "unrealistic" to pursue democracy in the country. *snip * "The idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me unrealistic. I was concerned about it when I first heard those words."
  • The White House Cabal (Major Barf Alert)

    10/25/2005 2:00:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 760+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 25, 2005 | LAWRENCE B. WILKERSON
    LAWRENCE B. WILKERSON served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002 to 2005. IN PRESIDENT BUSH'S first term, some of the most important decisions about U.S. national security — including vital decisions about postwar Iraq — were made by a secretive, little-known cabal. It was made up of a very small group of people led by Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. When I first discussed this group in a speech last week at the New American Foundation in Washington, my comments caused a significant stir because I had been chief...
  • MSM Recycles anti-W story: Former aide to Powell opens fire on US administration

    12/24/2005 3:18:34 PM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 21 replies · 1,073+ views
    AFP/Yahoo News ^ | Sat Dec 24,12:34 PM ET | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The former top aide to then-secretary of state Colin Powell has reportedly emerged as an increasingly high-profile and vocal critic of US administration policy at home and abroad. Lawrence Wilkerson, who was Powell's chief-of-staff, "says his decision to speak in the open about the policy wars of the first Bush term was slow in coming, but a major factor was the revelations about Abu Ghraib, which he said he realized ... had resulted from decisions on prisoner treatment and intelligence set shortly after September 11, 2001," the New York Times reported. "What I saw was a cabal...
  • Rumsfeld: I'm amazed at the administration's rudeness

    02/26/2015 10:14:57 AM PST · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Thursday February 26, 2015 | Boaz Bismuth
    Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tells Israel Hayom that the American administration's negative focus on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming visit is an "unfortunate distraction" from the important issue -- the Iranian threat. Less than a week before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress, former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tells Israel Hayom that the focus on Netanyahu's visit rather than on his message is an "unfortunate distraction" from the important issue -- the Iranian threat. "I find it stunning to see the comments out of the White House on this issue,"...
  • Bad Moon Risen: Leakers 'Purest' Motives; 'Opposite of Plame'; 'Radicalization' of Foreign Policy

    01/03/2006 5:23:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies · 1,759+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein January 3, 2006 - 07:58 Katie Couric's just-completed interview with NY Times Reporter James Risen, who broke the NSA surveillance story and is now publishing his book on the matter, 'State of War,' offered a treasure-trove of insights into the matter. And give Katie a gentlelady's 'C' for her questioning. Couric earned the bulk of her credit by posing this seminal line of questioning: "Did [the leakers] have any sympathy or understanding about this new climate this country finds itself in and the criticism the Bush administration took prior to 9/11 for not putting the pieces together...
  • In Which We Wonder About Things

    08/27/2014 7:14:28 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-27-2014 | MOTUS
    My high school physics teacher used to tell us that in order to understand physics you first had to be curious.   His First Directive was “wonder about things.”  I bring this up only because it is a source of constant amazement to me how uncurious everyone around Big White is - and by “everyone”  I do mean EVERYWON. They receive a lot of information in their newsfeed that they tweet, text and Instagram on to others, along with an original witticism when the spirit moves them. If the “news” comes from a trusted source, i.e. somebody in their Twittersphere, they...
  • Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War (Major Barf Alert)

    06/18/2014 7:34:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Juan Cole.com ^ | 6/18/2014 | Jim Wright
    Tragically, all we’ve fought for in Iraq, all that 4,500 American lives were shed to gain, is on the cusp, potentially, of vanishing. - Mitt Romney, “Ideas Summit,” 6/13/2014 All we fought for in Iraq. All we fought for in Iraq is on the cusp of vanishing. That’s what Mitt Romney says. We fought for. We fought for. We. Oh, so it’s we now, is it, Mitt? We. I must have missed you over there, but it was a busy place. We. The guy who helped set up “pro-draft” rallies and yet somehow managed to avoid service in Vietnam is...
  • No Rutgers, Condoleezza Rice is not a war criminal, And neither are Cheney and Rumsfeld

    05/23/2014 12:23:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Week ^ | 05/23 | Damon Linker
    Reader responses to my column about this year's commencement follies ranged widely, as always. But there were nonetheless certain patterns. The most common one was this: indifference about Brandeis dumping Ayaan Hirsi Ali, irritation at protesters for persuading Christine Lagarde to back out of speaking at Smith, and lots of support for those who got Condoleezza Rice to cancel her appearance at the Rutgers graduation ceremony. Why were many readers cheered by the outcome in Condi's case but not the others? Because she's a "war criminal." To which my response is: No, she isn't. I say this to the legion...
  • Rumsfeld: 'I know I don't know' if my tax return was done accurately

    04/15/2014 5:09:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/2014 | Blake Neff
    Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld filed his taxes on Tuesday with an added twist: a letter telling the IRS that he had no idea whether his return was, in fact, accurate. “Despite the fact that I am a college graduate and I try hard to make sure our tax returns are accurate...I know that I do not know whether or not my tax returns are accurate, which is a sad commentary on governance in our nation's capital," Rumsfeld's letter reads.The letter’s phrasing appears to allude to Rumsfeld’s famous “unknown unknowns” statement in 2002, when he said, in reference to...