I lack the words to properly express my loathing of this war criminal, guilty of the greatest crime of all, with his Partners in Crime Bush and Cheny, sociocide: killing an entire society.
Donald Rumsfeld, the lies, deception and deaths
Donald Rumsfeld has a new 800-page autobiography titled, Know and Unknown. It brings to light many issues those opposed to the 2003 Iraqi war objected to, but were denied by former President George W. Bush’s inner circle, including Rumsfeld.
The online edition of the Guardian reports that Rumsfeld accepts almost no blame for the mistakes in Iraq in his 800-page autobiography Known and Unknown, copies of which have been obtained and published in excerpt by the New York Times and the Washington Post.
The lies began with Bush’s 2002 State of the Union address in which he proclaimed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was intent on reconstituting nuclear weapons programs, referring to Iraq as part of the “axis of evil.”
Americans and others throughout the world soon became inundated with tales of weapons of mass destruction, “yellowcake” uranium powder from Niger and ties between Sadaam Hussein and the al Qaeda terrorists who carried out the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York City. In 2003 Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld rejected concerns that the U.S. invasion of Iraq was based on faulty intelligence
The deception soon began with Bush’s manipulation of the threats. In 2003, U.S Secretary of State Colin Powell presented the case of invading Iraq to the United Nations Security Council.
“My second purpose today is to provide you with additional information, to share with you what the United States knows about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction as well as Iraq’s involvement in terrorism, which is also the subject of Resolution 1441 and other earlier resolutions,” said Powell.
In reality Powell never believed that Iraq posed an imminent nuclear threat, but followed the advice of Rumsfeld and Bush’s Vice President Dick Cheney in making the claim. Powell later recanted.
“The CIA was pushing the aluminum tube argument heavily and Vice President Dick Cheney went with that instead of what our guys wrote,” Powell said. And the Niger reference in Bush’s State of the Union speech? “That was a big mistake,” he said. “It should never have been in the speech. I never believed it.”
The latest statistics show that nearly 4500 U.S. service members have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom. More than 38,000 troops have been injured, not including suicides and accidental injuries.
Many say Rumsfeld should be held accountable for his statements leading up to, and during the Iraqi war. Some will never forgive Rumsfeld after listening to some of his statements made during the war.
“We know where they are. They’re in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat.” (Donald Rumsfeld, on ABC’s This Week, March 30, 2003)
“It is unknowable how long that conflict will last. It could be six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.”…(more)
For more, See “A Symphony of Lies” videoclips of the lies told by The Bush White House: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7xyd_IRgGs&feature=related