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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.

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.

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.

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...

Pro-War Democrats Also On The Hot Seat

dave musgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
dave musgrove

Now Congressman Boswell says that in a meeting with Bush's "war council" in 2005, he was shocked to find there was no Iraq exit strategy. That confession may not save him in November.

Jason Linkins

Rumsfeld On 2006 Election: "The Correction For That...Is An Attack" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An ongoing exploration of the documents related to the Pentagon's "message force multipliers" program has unearthed a clip of former Defense Secretary...

McCain Five Years Ago Today - Praised Rumsfeld, Bush, Conduct of War

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann

A month after the war began, McCain was not the critic he claims he was -- he was in lockstep with the strategy and tactics that Bush employed in invading Iraq.

WaPo: McCain Lying About Calling For Rumsfeld Resignation

Washington Post | Peter Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As he gets closer to the Republican nomination, John McCain has been trying to balance his unqualified support for the Iraq war by reminding audiences...

Sam Stein

Intelligence Crisis In Iraq Seen First Hand | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than five years into the war, the United States mission in Iraq has become a case study of policy blunders, political misunderstandings, and wast...

Obama In 2001: Rumsfeld Is In The Mainstream

ABC News | JAKE TAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was January 17, 2001, and Illinois state senator Barack Obama was on WTTW11's "Chicago Tonight." Discussing his opposition to Attorney General nom...

White House Gives Up On Real Political Progress In Iraq

The New York Times | STEVEN LEE MYERS and ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With American military successes outpacing political gains in Iraq, the Bush administration has lowered its expectation of quickly achieving major ste...

For Your Wishlist: Talking Donald Rumsfeld Doll

Firedoglake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Got just the thing: It's a 12-inch "Rummy" doll that looks vaguely like him and features bits of his historic news conferences that you can play just ...

Rumsfeld Hit With Torture Complaint While Visiting Paris

New York Times | DOREEN CARVAJAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several human rights organizations based in the United States and Europe have filed a complaint in a Paris court accusing the former defense secretary...

Revealed: Rumsfeld Memos Discussed Need To "Keep Elevating The Threat," "Link Iraq To Iran"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

n a series of internal musings and memos to his staff, then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld argued that Muslims avoid "physical labor" and wrote ...

Rice Defends Rumsfeld's Appointment To Stanford University

ABC News | JONATHAN KARL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Condoleezza Rice often clashed with Donald Rumsfeld when he was secretary of defense. But now Rice is sticking up for him in a battle with students an...

Young Army Scholars Increasingly Critical Of Iraq War

New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here at the intellectual center of the United States Army, two elite officers were deep in debate at lunch on a recent day over who bore more responsi...

Rumsfeld Appointment Draws "Fierce Protests" At Stanford University

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The appointment of Donald H. Rumsfeld, the former defense secretary, as a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution is drawing fierce pr...

Rumsfeld: "I Have Not Even Attempted" To Follow What's Happening In Iraq

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In an interview with Fox News last night, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld -- one of the key architects of the Iraq disaster -- was asked w...

Rumsfeld Speech Canceled After "Too Many People Objected"

ThinkProgress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was supposed to speak to the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce in Kansas on Dec. 4. But today the Wichita ...