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  • 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...
  • Rumsfeld Speaks Former Defense Secretary: American weakness is dangerous

    07/02/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 6 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | July 2 2012
    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...
  • Donald Rumsfeld -- Is That a Gun In Your Pocket? (TSA Patdown Photo)

    07/14/2011 7:19:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 13, 2011
    No one is immune to the probing hands of the TSA ... including former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld ... who got the pat-down at Chicago's O'Hare airport this afternoon ... and TMZ has the pics. (Photo at link) Sources at the airport tell TMZ ... Rummy was all smiles during the body sweep and was "very nice" throughout the procedure.
  • How WikiLeaks vindicated Bush’s anti-terrorism strategy

    05/13/2011 2:23:21 PM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2011 | Donald H. Rumsfeld,
    Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of U.S. special operations forces is a major success in our country’s war against al-Qaeda. As a result of the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation program and the intelligence gained from detainees held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a major fraction of al-Qaeda’s senior leadership has been captured or killed since 2001.
  • Condoleezza Rice fires back at ‘grumpy’ Donald Rumsfeld

    04/28/2011 9:01:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/28/11 | Rachel Rose Hartman - The Ticket
    There's no love lost between former colleagues Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld. In a question and answer session for the New York Times Magazine, former Secretary of State Rice is breaking her silence about the criticisms former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld made about her in his new book, "Known and Unknown." Rice was asked to comment on Rumsfeld's assertion that she "almost never wanted" to dissent with President George W. Bush. She replied about Rumsfeld: "He doesn't know what he's talking about." "I don't think he was ever in the room with the president and me when I would follow the...
  • Rumsfeld: There's a 'Reasonable Possibility' Qaddafi Could Last Out Reluctant Coalition in Libya

    03/27/2011 8:58:30 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies
    Fox News--On the Record ^ | March 22, 2011 | Greta Van Susteren
    See interesting video HERE... VAN SUSTEREN: Well, it seemed so unbelievable at the time, and then just two years ago, not under -- not under your watch, but under the new administration in Scotland, releasing -- one of the killers of Pan Am 103 goes home, and he's embraced by Libya, a huge hero. He's still a hero now. And it's, like, the United States just -- on that particular incident, that we've looked the other way, and you know, we've done -- we almost rewarded him. RUMSFELD: There -- I mean, old phrase that, in fact, I talk about...
  • Rumsfeld blasts Obama's world image [has made a practice of trying to apologize for America]

    02/20/2011 7:34:35 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Rumsfeld blasts Obama's world image Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld disputes the notion that President Barack Obama has made America more popular around the globe than it was under his former boss, President George W. Bush. Asked on CNN's "State of the Union" by host Candy Crowley whether the U.S. is looked at differently than under his tenure, Rumsfeld replied, “I don't think there's data that supports that.” "He has made a practice of trying to apologize for America," Rumsfeld said of Obama. "I personally am proud of America” Rumsfeld also downplayed Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize. “He had not accomplished...
  • John McCain returns Donald Rumsfeld Iraq fire (McCain attacks Rumsfeld)

    02/04/2011 5:57:40 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    The Australian ^ | 2011-02-04 | Brad Norington
    The US war effort in Iraq would have been a "disastrous defeat" if president George W. Bush had left Donald Rumsfeld in charge of the Defence Department, John McCain says. The former Republican presidential candidate hit back yesterday over unflattering comments made by Mr Rumsfeld in his new autobiography, Known and Unknown. Reviving a feud between the pair, Mr Rumsfeld describes Senator McCain in his book as "a man with a hair-trigger temper and a propensity to fashion and shift his positions to appeal to the media".
  • EXCLUSIVE: RUMSFELD UNLOADS (Drudge Report)

    02/02/2011 4:06:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 2/2/11 | Matt Drudge
    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...
  • DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace 1/22/2002

    01/22/2002 3:12:47 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 8 replies · 118+ views
    http://www.defenselink.mil ^ | 1/22/2002 | FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE INC
    FOR THE WHOLE TRANSCRIPT GO HERE DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace Q: Mr. Secretary, two points. Why not call them prisoners of war? And you're indicating that that's just some legal debate, which is up there. Are you not concerned that this could come back and somehow haunt the United States in potential future treatment of American soldiers who are taken in whatever kind of conditions, so that some future entity could say to the U.S., "You didn't abide by the Geneva Convention on this. You didn't call them prisoners of war. Why should we?" Rumsfeld: ...
  • New Trier Hall of Fame, Rumsfeld In, Emanuel Out

    12/02/2010 8:59:46 AM PST · by PBRCat · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2010 | Staff
    Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, actor Rainn Wilson and ex-Playboy executive Christie Hefner are among the entering class in New Trier Township High School's alumni Hall of Honor awards. Among those not making the cut were actress Ann-Margaret and Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel. The honorees were said to embody the Winnetka school's mission "to commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion and lives to the service of humanity."
  • John McCain questions Pentagon ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ report (Senate Hearing)

    12/02/2010 8:17:01 AM PST · by Racehorse · 10 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 2 December 2010 | Gordon Lubold
    Sen. John McCain, one of the strongest opponents of repealing the ban on allowing gay and lesbian service members from serving openly, said he is open to changing the law – just not now. At the outset of the first of two high-profile Senate hearings on repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law Thursday, McCain (R-Ariz.) said it “may be premature” to make a change at this time, as he questioned the quality of the Pentagon study that recommends the force would be amenable to repeal. McCain’s support is critical to the Obama administration’s hope to pass the legislation.
  • Rumsfeld Says America is Servicemembers’ Gift to Future

    06/25/2010 12:54:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 – America exists and prospers because members of the U.S. armed forces step forward and protect it, former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. "In a very real sense,” he said, “America is their gift to the future." Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, addresses the audience while former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld looks on during Rumsfeld's portrait unveiling ceremony at the Pentagon, June 25, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “This country – which has treated me so well – exists and prospers because the members...
  • Rumsfeld, unvarnished (new book)

    09/20/2010 9:14:28 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-20-10 | Ben Smith
    If there was any doubt that Donald Rumsfeld's book would be frank-and-candid narrative of what, in his telling, really happened, here are a few details about what promises to be a tell-all in the tradition of the Washington memoir. First, see above: The dust jacket depicts a fleece-wearing Rummy at his get-away in Taos, a signal that he's detached from the Beltway and has nothing to lose. Then there is the title, "Known and Unknown," a play on his famous formulation about "known unknowns" and "unknown unknowns." That's shorthand for suggesting he's going to reveal more than a few...
  • Don Rumsfeld and Keynes on Probability

    02/16/2010 6:13:41 AM PST · by mattstat · 5 replies · 519+ views
    In 2003, ex-sailor and then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, said the following: As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don’t know we don’t know. Many in the mainstream press chuckled warmly upon hearing this. “What a typical, right-wing dolt!” they thought to themselves. Some said so out loud. For a brief while, it was enough to induce a laugh among our betters...
  • Rumsfeld buys Montana ranch south of Butte

    12/18/2009 12:03:28 PM PST · by pissant · 17 replies · 1,091+ views
    Spokesman Review ^ | 12/18/09 | staff
    BUTTE — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his wife have purchased a 940-acre ranch on the Big Hole River in Montana’s Madison County, his spokesman confirmed Thursday. “Mrs. (Joyce) Rumsfeld was born in Montana, she has relatives in the state and the Rumsfelds have always thought very well of the state,” spokesman Keith Urbahn told The Montana Standard Thursday. “They plan to spend some time out there to enjoy it.” The property south of Twin Bridges includes hayfields, wetlands and river frontage. Urbahn said the Rumsfelds have no plans to develop the property. “He enjoys outdoor sports, and...
  • Bonaduce: Glenn Beck made me start drinking again

    10/17/2009 6:51:09 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies · 3,663+ views
    Philly ^ | 10/17/2009 | Staff
    Why is WYSP morning man Danny Bonaduce drinking again? Not a reaction to his recent ratings, which were up. (September was his best month among men 18-49.) As a panelist on Joy Behar's show on HLN (formerly Headline News), Bonaduce blamed remarks by syndicated talker Glenn Beck's on the Fox News vs. White House feud for making him fall off the wagon.
  • Donald Rumsfeld: Threat or Menace?

    05/24/2009 11:25:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,222+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2009 | Randall Hoven
    Who is to blame for (1) our difficulties in Iraq, (2) the delayed Katrina response, (3) lousy relations between the US and Russia, and (4) Republicans losing the Senate?  Donald Rumsfeld, of course.  At least if you believe Robert Draper, as he writes in the June 2009 issue of GQ. "Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has always answered his detractors by claiming that history will one day judge him kindly. But as he waits for that day, a new group of critics -- his administration peers -- are suddenly speaking out for the first time. What they're saying? It isn't...
  • Pentagon Briefings No Longer Quote the Bible

    05/19/2009 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 19 replies · 940+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | May 19, 2009 | unknown
    The Pentagon said Monday it no longer includes a Bible quote on the cover page of daily intelligence briefings it sends to the White House as was practice during the Bush administration. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said he did not know how long the Worldwide Intelligence Update cover sheets quoted from the Bible. Air Force Maj. Gen. Glen Shaffer, who was responsible for including them, retired in August 2003, according to his biography. For a period in 2003, at least, the daily reports prepared for President George W. Bush carried quotes from the books of Psalms and Ephesians and the...
  • The gospel according to Rumsfeld: Bush era comes back to haunt Obama (Mild Barf Alert)

    05/18/2009 2:45:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1,581+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 18, 2009 | John Ibbitson
    The fight over national security increasingly threatens to drag the United States into a political civil war that could also fracture Barack Obama's political base. It is turning the President's own Democratic allies into potential enemies, while undermining his domestic priorities in health care and energy reform. Yesterday, New York Times columnist Frank Rich pointed all eyes to the website of Gentleman's Quarterly, which has posted a series of cover sheets to ultra-top-secret intelligence updates that former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld used to prepare daily for former president George W. Bush. It turns out that the cover sheets routinely showed...