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Thanks For Nothing, Donald Rumsfeld

June 9, 2015

When it might have mattered had former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld spoke up about the horrible idea of waging war on Iraq he instead offered reasons why it should proceed.   Now in order to cover his backside he offers useless schlock.

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told the Times of London “that efforts to oust Saddam Hussein and replace his tyrannical regime with democracy were unworkable, and that he had concerns about the plan from the beginning.”

Said Rumsfeld: “I’m not one who thinks that our particular template of democracy is appropriate for other countries at every moment of their histories. 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.” 

Call me old-fashioned but I strongly feel that if one has the power to act and does not then there is no way to backtrack and plead some other case once the deed is done.    Rumsfeld will only have history to gauge his actions, and his lack of candor when it would have mattered.

His words mean nothing now but to show how spineless he was.

  1. June 10, 2015 10:24 AM

    Are you comparing the sell-a-thon that Rumsfeld did for the invasion of Iraq with the casting of a vote–as wrong and misguided as it was?

  2. Tom permalink
    June 10, 2015 7:41 AM

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Hillary also vote for war?

  3. A;an permalink
    June 9, 2015 6:18 PM

    Another gutless wonder!

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