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Donald Rumsfeld

Sympathy for "W", Not For Voters

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

Stone's movie is kind to "W" in that it makes a case that George spent most of his life swimming in water too deep for his swimming skills. The tragedy is that voters never recognized that.

Rumsfeld Getting $46,790 Portrait On Taxpayers' Dime

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Behind every great man or woman in Washington there is a great painting. As the Bush presidency draws to a close, portrait artists can expect a surge ...

New Pentagon Report Slams Missile Defense Agency

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The study says that the Missile Defense Agency (MDA)'s rush to deploy something, anything, has come at the expense of research and careful development of weapons that work.

Powell's Tortured Endorsement

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

Powell endorsed Obama and I was moved by his statement, particularly his challenge to Republicans about their demonization of Islam. Despite this, I don't welcome his endorsement.

America's Shadow Government: Part Two

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

This database reportedly contains the names of Americans who, "often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated."

Only 20 Presidents Had More Experience Than Obama

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

Even if Obama were inexperienced, that would be no reason to vote against him. History shows us that an experienced politician usually makes for a lousy president. In fact, the most consistent variable to predict a failed presidency is experience.

America's Shadow Government: Part One

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We are, for all intents and purposes, one terrorist attack away from having a full-fledged authoritarian state emerge from the shadows.

Top Bush Officials Participated In Torture Talks, New Documents Show

NY Times | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senior White House officials played a central role in deliberations in the spring of 2002 about whether the Central Intelligence Agency ...

'DC 9/11' is the New 'Reefer Madness'

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Football metaphors abound. Boys who never went to war get to use the words of war. This is a movie that actually celebrates the worst foreign policy decisions we've ever made.

Ambassador for All War Crimes Except Our Own

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

The Office of War Crimes Issues doesn't just tell other countries to do as we say and not as we do. The Administration has actually made OWCI complicit of its own war crimes apparatus.

Book: Rumsfeld Made Rice Cry In The White House

Daily Telegrah | Tim Shipman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Known as the Steel Magnolia in her youth, Miss Rice has guided the US through the war on terror, looked tyrants in the eye and faced down terrorist th...

Turning Poetry Into Music

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Has poetry officially jumped the shark? I came across an NPR story this past week on a composer who set the "found poetry" of Donald Rumsfeld--pulled...

From the Day Terrorists Attacked My Neighborhood to Now

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

I never thought that my daughter's school would turn into an Emergency Command Center, and the school beside hers a morgue.

Plain Food, Please

Amy Ephron | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Ephron

We'd walked past it a couple of times, a simple storefront set back from the street with a small porch, a glimpse of tables inside, unassuming. The Key Lime Cafe. Full at lunch-time, we assumed it was a Maryland version of a diner.

Joe Knows National Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

If George Bush had listened to Joe Biden instead of Donald Rumsfeld, the history of the past seven years would have been very different. We might have prevented 9/11.

Georgia: What a Difference a Gates Makes

Richard Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Silverstein

After reading statements from Bush and Secretary of Defense Gates, how thankful I am that the latter is running defense policy and not his predecessor Rumsfeld.

How the McCain Campaign is Like the Iraq War

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Looking over John McCain's campaign strategy, you'd swear Donald Rumsfeld was in charge. It has the same mission -- Victory in Iraq -- the same disastrous planning and the same chaotic results.

McCain's Premature Surge Adulation

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

McCain's failure of judgment, conscience, and courage during the rush to war cannot be erased. He turned his back on the only surge that might have spared us this: a surge before the invasion.

Looking Back: Rumsfeld Privately Criticized Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki As Inferior To Mass Murderers

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

There's no question Nouri al-Maliki has been giving the White House heartburn. So it's worth looking back at the Bush administration's private views of Maliki, as stated by Donald Rumsfeld back in 2006.

Tillman Family Still Waiting for Answers: Will Congress Act?

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Our military officials felt brave enough to send our troops into battle, and yet not one of them has the strength of character to look Pat's mother, Mary Tillman, in the face, and say they are sorry.

Arlington Cemetery Trying To Impose New Restrictions On Funerals Of Iraq War Dead

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ghost of Rummy is proving difficult to exorcise. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has tried to sweep out the symbols of his predecessor's capriciou...

Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Government report links extreme weather to global warming, traffic pollution to childhood allergies, Denver Police stockpiling pepper weapons and Rumsfeld got torture advice from Army psychologists.

Rumsfeld's Revenge: Declines To Endorse McCain

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld recently declined to answer whether he will support Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president. McCain, the...

Secret History: What Happened Inside The Pentagon After Being Struck On 9/11

US News | Patrick Creed, Rick Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

His own building was burning. Lower Manhattan, too. But Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld knew little else about what was happening to America as he h...

Rumsfeld Memoir to Be Published in 2010

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Donald H. Rumsfeld, the powerful defense secretary and architect of the Iraq War who left office two years ago as he faced ever-risin...