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  • "Fact check": Ketanji Brown Jackson's 2005 'war crimes' allegation was about torture(What a CNN BS spin, she said it on Runsfeld too)

    03/23/2022 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Mar 23, 2022 | Daniel Dale
    (CNN)Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was criticized by two Republican senators on Tuesday at a confirmation hearing over language they claimed she had used in the past while challenging the indefinite detention of clients who were being held without charges at the Guantanamo Bay military prison.
  • Subterranean Tone-Sick Blues

    09/07/2021 12:12:32 PM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | September 7, 2021 | Mark Steyn
    A decade and a half back, the late Christopher Hitchens was talking to the then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and brought up my demographic-death-spiral thesis from America Alone. Hitch wanted to know whether, when the PM got together with the Continental bigwigs, it was part of "the European conversation". Tone replied that it was part of "the subterranean conversation". By which he meant that nice house-trained EU prime ministers hadn't figured out a way to raise such subjects in public without being damned as racists and becoming electorally unviable, at least anywhere west of the Landstraße, to modify Metternich....
  • President Ford evac of Saigon and a U.S. Senator

    08/27/2021 8:01:25 AM PDT · by David Chase · 17 replies
    Book; “When the Center Held” | 2018 | Donald Rumsfeld
    In 1975, President Ford was left to manage the difficult ending of the Vietnam War. President Ford went to Congress for a relief package to allow American personnel and our allies to evacuate. However, there was ONE U.S. SENATOR who opposed any such support. The result was the embarrassing and hurried evacuation from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon. This Senator reveled in the embarrassment and did everything he could to leverage it politically against Ford. Despite the efforts of this one U.S. Senator, President Ford managed to rescue 1,500 South Vietnamese allies prior to the country’s falls....
  • Liberals rejoice over Donald Rumsfeld's death: 'Wish there was somewhere worse he could go'

    07/01/2021 9:14:15 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | Yael Halon
    'The only thing tragic about Donald Rumsfeld’s death is that it didn’t take place in a prison cell,' progressive journalist writes Liberals pulled no punches in rejoicing over news of his death. "For those too young to know, Donald Rumsfeld was an atrocious human being whose legacy is engineering unlawful, disastrous & unnecessary wars that continue to traumatize generations. He had no remorse or contrition for his role in the bloodshed. May he kick rocks for eternity," The Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali reacted. "Bye, bi---," The Nation's Washington correspondent Aída Chávez replied. "The only thing tragic about Donald Rumsfeld’s...
  • The Don Rumsfeld the Obituaries Won’t Write About

    07/01/2021 4:44:04 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 30 June 2021 | Matt Latimer
    They loved him when things were going well. They blamed him when things went bad. And he never complained.Donald Rumsfeld fired me once.I had been his chief speechwriter for two years when he was George W. Bush’s secretary of defense and in his retirement we were working together on his memoir. Now that collaboration was ending abruptly. He didn’t enjoy firing me—“stepping back” from each other as he put it—but he delivered the decision in his usual no BS, cards-on-the-table manner.My offense was a book I’d recently written about my experience in the Bush administration that some of its leaders...
  • Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld dead at 88

    06/30/2021 1:20:25 PM PDT · by rod5591 · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06302021 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Donald Rumsfeld, the two-time defense secretary best known for serving in that position at the height of the Iraq War, has died. He was 88.
  • Donald Rumsfeld, Former Defense Secretary At Helm Of 2 wars, Dead At 88

    06/30/2021 12:41:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/30/21
    Donald Rumsfeld, who charted an impressive Washington career serving under four presidents but whose legacy largely was defined by his controversial tenure as defense secretary during the Iraq war, has died, his family announced Wednesday. He was 88. Rumsfeld, a confident adviser to power with a trenchant style that made him admirers as well as enemies, had a long and winding career in public life that spanned five decades. He had been a congressman and a White House chief of staff, and had a successful corporate career, too. But it was his second term as secretary of Defense from 2001...
  • Donald Rumsfeld has passed

    06/30/2021 12:30:13 PM PDT · by jroehl · 58 replies
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  • Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance Has Hidden Almost $40 Million In Pentagon Funding And Militarized Pandemic Science

    02/16/2021 4:08:29 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 5 replies
    Independent Science News ^ | 12/16/2020 | Sam Husseini
    “Pandemics are like terrorist attacks: We know roughly where they originate and what’s responsible for them, but we don’t know exactly when the next one will happen. They need to be handled the same way — by identifying all possible sources and dismantling those before the next pandemic strikes.” This statement was written in the New York Times earlier this year by Peter Daszak. Daszak is the longtime president of the EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based non-profit whose claimed focus is pandemic prevention. But the EcoHealth Alliance, it turns out, is at the very centre of the COVID-19 pandemic in...
  • Rumsfield's Book "When the Center Held" Blames Biden for blocking all of President Ford's Aid Requests and the fall of Siagon

    10/06/2020 6:50:03 AM PDT · by Jumper · 31 replies
    Veteran | 10-6-2020 | jumper
    Joe Biden was the senator who is responsible for the failure of President Ford's Congressional Request to "Hold the Center" and the fall of S. Viet Nam. I HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK NOR HAVE I READ THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORDS - BUT I BELIEVE THE FOLLOWING TO BE FACTUAL. Donald Rumsfeld's wonderful biography of Gerald Ford, titled "When the Center Held." It was written in 2018. The book clearly articulates that President Ford was a thoroughly good man, a special American, and a greatly underrated President. HOWEVER, there was a story in the book that was startling. In 1975, President...
  • #OBAMAGATE: EXPOSING THE OBAMA DEEP STATE

    03/07/2017 3:42:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 3-7-2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    After Trump secured the nomination, Obama's people filed a wiretapping request. As he was on the verge of winning, they did it again. After he won, they are doing everything they can to bring him down. It was always going to come down to this. One is the elected President of the United States. The other is the Anti-President who commands a vast network that encompasses the organizers of OFA, the official infrastructure of the DNC and Obama Anonymous, a shadow government of loyalists embedded in key positions across the government. A few weeks after the election, I warned that...
  • Evan Thomas Compares Donald Rumsfeld to Satan in The New York Times

    07/03/2018 8:47:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/2/2018 | Tim Graham
    Former Newsweek correspondent Evan Thomas famously described Barack Obama on MSNBC as standing “above the world, he’s sort of God." In a Sunday New York Times book review of a new book by Donald Rumsfeld, he implies Rumsfeld is sort of Satan. The book is titled When the Center Held, about the brief presidency of Gerald Ford. Thomas reached for John Bunyan’s 17th-century Christian allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress for metaphors about Ford: Rumsfeld has written a kind of modern-day Pilgrim’s Progress about a good and godly man who enters the Slough of Despond (Washington, D.C.), is tried and tempted, but...
  • Mohammed Atta met Saddam prior to September 11: US official

    09/08/2002 7:36:33 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 106 replies · 4,532+ views
    Agence France-Presse | September 8, 2002
    MILAN, Sept 8 (AFP) - Mohammed Atta consulted Saddam Hussein prior to leading the suicide attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, according to Richard Perle, an advisor to the US defense secretary. "Mohammed Atta met Saddam Hussein in Baghdad prior to September 11. We have proof of that, and we are sure he wasn't just there for a holiday," Perle told Italy's business daily "Il Sole 24 Ore". "The meeting is one of the motives for an American attack on Iraq," added Perle, who is chairman of the Defense Policy Board and consultant to US Defense...
  • Clear evidence that Iraq had biological weapons: Australia

    05/29/2003 9:06:07 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 176+ views
    The Times of India ^ | May 29 2003 | AP
    SYDNEY: There is clear evidence Iraq had a biological weapons programme even though none of the armaments have been found there since US-led forces invaded the country, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said on Thursday. Downer cited a US Central Intelligence Agency report released yesterday, which said two trucks had been discovered in northern Iraq filled with laboratory equipment, as proof that Iraq had such a programme. No prohibited weapons were found in the trucks, but US intelligence officials say the vehicles fit a description from an Iraqi source of a mobile biological weapons laboratory. "The equipment has now been...
  • 3 More Tapes from the start of the 2003 Iraq War, 9 April 2003, up in my YouTube News Playlist

    01/23/2018 6:32:45 AM PST · by mairdie · 4 replies
    The new tapes are numbers 17, 19 and 20 that I recorded 9 April 2003. Tape 18 had been up. They include the CENTCOM Briefing, soldiers joining civilians trying to bring down the Saddam statue and actually bringing the statue down, and the Donald Rumsfeld Pentanon Briefing.
  • 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...