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Donald Rumsfeld

Excerpts from Dick Cheney's Upcoming Book

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

I was hatched on a cold, Nebraska day, January 30, 1941. It was the first of two fateful events for our country that year. The second took place in December.

Ridge Says Bushies Exploited Terror Threats for Political Purposes. No S**t, Sherlock

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Ridge revelation is a huge story, but not a surprising one. Anyone with half a brain knew that the Bushies waged their own terror campaign for political advantage leading up to the 2004 election.

Bagram Isn't The New Guantanamo, It's The Old Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

From what I have been able to gather about the workings of Bagram, I have no reason to conclude that the prison is now being run according to the Geneva Conventions.

Biking Out of Iraq

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Why are we in Iraq? Because we're there. Because the Iraqis need us. Because something terrible would happen if we left precipitously. So we still occupy Iraq and no one even asks why.

Top 10 Status Updates on the New Social Networking Site for Former Bush Staffers

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Donald Rumsfeld is U R all dead to me. Reject my friend requests, oh yeah? I'll kill you all in your sleep. Kidding. OK, so not kidding.

Emily Dickinson and the Buddha vs. the WWF

Dean Sluyter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

When the dream of self dissolves, we awake and see that the true church is wherever we are.

Pitchforks, Torches and Tivos (A Conniption Over Harsh Words About A Captive U.S. Soldier)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

However bizarre, however stupefyingly premature the Fox pundit's words are, they are something other than what they have become in the re-telling.

Three Updates and an Addendum

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Every time Dan Rather was on camera, there was an elephant in the room --there is no question that it was Dan Rather who pushed Walter Cronkite out at least a year before he wanted to go.

Rumsfeld Didn't Cut Weapons Programs Because Of 'His Own Financial Situation': Book

TPMMuckraker | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's an intriguing detail from the new 685-page tome on Donald Rumsfeld, Bradley Graham's By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate F...

Never Forget: The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Sadly, our celebrity-obsessed world is unlikely to pay much attention to the International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture, as the death of Michael Jackson dominates headlines.

Congress Finally Votes for Impeachment... But...

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

It is a bit ironic that this august body could unanimously deal with a sex crime but not with massive war crimes against humanity.

Donald Rumsfeld Finally Speaks, Criticizies Press Coverage, Still Angry At Rice And Powell

TIME | Brad Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For a few months after his departure as Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld occupied a suite of government-provided transition offices in a high-ris...

Where Are They Now?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

While times are tough for most Americans, one group is doing remarkably well. For former members of the Bush administration, the economic outlook remains bright and jobs are seemingly plentiful.

Thank You, Bill Maher, For Asking Where in the World is Barack Obama and What is He Going To Do About Healthcare?

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dunev

Most decent people cannot conceive that anyone would profit from knowingly harming others. That is the flaw in capitalism. And that is one reason that evil can exist.

Obama's Doublespeak on Iran

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

In terms of actual policy measures, President Obama and his foreign policy team have not taken any steps to reverse or mitigate the hostile policies their predecessors put into effect against Iran.

Bush Resisted Calls From Top Staff To Fire Rumsfeld Much Earlier

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Face time with the president is political gold in Washington, so Donald Rumsfeld moved quickly after taking charge at the Pentagon to secure weekly pr...

Think Again: Dick Cheney's Post Presidency

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Crossposted with the Center for American Progress Eric Alterman, Danielle Ivory Former President George W. Bush recently mused with the press about...

Cheney, Rumsfeld Urged CIA To Mislead Congress In The 1970s, Authors Say

Online Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first time Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld pressured the CIA to mislead Congress was in 1975 and 1976, when Cheney was chief of staff to President...

The Rush and Cheney Show Accelerates Military Desertion of the GOP

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

For decades, the conventional wisdom was that the Republican Party was the party of the military. However, as Republicans have abandoned ideals that make our military strong, big names now support Democrats.

Picking on Pelosi

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

For all of the suspicion and projection upon her, Speaker Pelosi is really like a mom making her kids behave politely at a fancy restaurant.

Dullness: A Euphemism for Status Quo

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judith Ellis

Brooks and his ilk also like to pretend that there is some big separation between government and big business when in reality they have been in bed for years.

Bible Quotes on "Worldwide Intelligence Updates?"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Bush proved that the blurring of the line that separates Church and State is not only unconstitutional, it is also wholly dysfunctional.

Jason Linkins

Dowd Returns To Form In Josh Marshall-Free Column | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the ironic things about Maureen Dowd's last, infamous column is that at first glance, people were struck by the sudden emergence of intelligenc...

Colbert On Rumsfeld's Cover Pages: War Briefings Are A Snooze Unless You Add Some Pizzazz (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The news that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld used cover pages with religious quotes and war imagery when passing information to Presiden...

David Frum Slams Donald Rumsfeld: "The Reckoning"

New Majority | David Frum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Draper's GQ account of fingerpointing by former Bush officials against Donald Rumsfeld is the media story of the week. Yet a quick tour of the ...