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Showing posts with label Donald Rumsfeld. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donald Rumsfeld. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Rumsfeld Legacy And The Horror Of Bush's Iraq Invasion

As the nation moved through 2002 and early 2003 Donald Rumsfeld joined other Bush Administration Cabinet Heads in staging their desire to attack Iraq.  After charging into Iraq like a Circa 2000 Crusade, Rumsfeld continued his aloft and condescending interaction with our troops and the US public. Watch a couple of short segments of Rumsfeld as an operative for Bush policy.

Disgruntled soldier questioned Rumsfeld.

Ted Kennedy asked about "No end in sight."

Stephen Colbert recently booked Rumsfeld for a seat on his nightly talk show and pushed Rumsfeld to a point of virtual admission regarding the false reality that led to our invasion of a nation. And, Yes, we are still in Iraq.

Donald Rumsfeld Just Made A Shocking Admission To Stephen Colbert (VIDEO)

Comedian and national treasure, Stephen Colbert interviewed former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, on his Late Show, Monday. Rumsfeld is one of the infamous masterminds of the Neoconservative movement that came into the White House after the Supreme Court gave the presidency to George W. Bush, determined to invade Iraq. The interview is part of a…

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rumsfeld Knows Diplomacy? Really?

Donald Rumsfeld
Bush Era Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, has the gall to speak about diplomacy? Do conservatives have so little regard for our memories? Do they so callously disregard economic collapse and hundreds of thousands dead due to their time of governance?  

Fox News hasn't forgotten!  But, Fox News is on a mission to dissuade you from the reality of life under Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld while running interference for all things "Koch and Rove."

Diplomacy, Rumsfled?
Watch Donald Rumsfeld Say 'Trained Ape' Could Do Better Than Obama


"Trained Ape."

Question, did you grant the Bush Administration cabinet heads "credibility" status?  Or, is Fox News simply practicing more propaganda.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Donald Rumsfeld On What Network And Said What? "......Trained Ape?"

The emergence of a past seemingly long forgot!

How many years and months was the US spared the inane and ridiculous appearances of former Bush Administration officials spewing pure drivel for ratings hungry media. They also spew to a public that has proven it too soon forgets its past. A public that may not mind the damnation of repeating that past.

The Bush Administration left the nation so deep in the doldrums of an economic and international abyss, history has already started its legacy development. Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Powell, Tenet, Rove et al. have a place in our lives that should be quarantined into the recesses of our minds never to be allowed to across our brain Cortex. 

The GOP and RNC conducted national events over a six-year period without appearances from Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld. During the 2012 RNC Convention Rice was paraded out as a "trophy" to spew "lockstep" rhetoric. Why the 2014 visuals accompanied by utterance nonsense? His most recent comments will be considered racist by many people. 

The Bush Administration ghosts.

Bush starts to make appearances. Cheney is actually allowed to speak via Fox News and certain Sunday Morning (GOP leaning) news shows. Hosts actually sit across from Cheney and ask questions, then sit back while Cheney spews pure jingoist garbage from the corner of his crooked mouth. Rice has crawled into the public eye since the RNC Convention and with each statement makes a complete fool of herself.  

Imagine this as Rice contemplated Putin's invasion of Crimea.

Condi Rice: The U.S. Can't Step Back And Let Others Lead

If I may posit.  No one from the Bush Administration should be given a platform to criticize the very president who has worked tirelessly to clean-up the utter mess they left for us all.  As politics has sallied over time, we cannot expect republicans to follow the old adage taught to me at a very young age.

"A fool will never be discovered a fool if he keeps his mouth closed." 

Since, politics forces the fools upon us, I cannot help but lay blame to ratings seeking media.  

Think for a moment. Have we grown to the point our memory is so short and shallow we forget the dark ages of the Bush years?  On what basis can media simply pluck the non-credible from the shadows of the shamed, to speak on camera and microphone? Rice spoke of "allowing others to lead." How about the leadership from the Bush cabinet? Leadership that included outing an active CIA Agent.

Rumsfeld now ventures into criticism of President Obama and he does so with analogy that some will be label racist.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Christie Raises A Million In Chicago While Praising Bush And Joking About Legal Troubles!

Christie stuck in a jam over GWB lane closings - NorthJersey.

We are borrowing splices from the conservative web site Townhall Dot Com to facilitate a point, or two, about Chris Christie's charade appearance with 1,500 at the Economic Club of Chicago. We are in no way criticizing the website. In fact, the site is a breathe of fresh air when compared to many Right-wing web pages.

Christie's performance in Chicago was typical Christie and typical GOP regarding Christie's use of humor about a question related to a developing set of scandals. Scandals that are closing-in on his office and could result in legal action against the governor. Either the Economic Club crowd cares nothing about the prospect of Christie's bullying tactics to extract political gain, or they are (collectively) simple-minded enough to continue to find Christie's demeanor appealing.  I suspect both! 

As I sought information to develop this piece, I ran across something absolutely intriguing. Sarah Palin gas publicly commented that Christie knew all regarding the developing scandals.   

Allow a brief digression.

I am posting a Palin video segment with a link to the TPM Live piece. I asked that you forgive me for posting the entire video of 2:21 minutes. Why ask for forgiveness?  Palin in responded to a question by rambling through a lethargy of comments that she cannot make in front of a mirror. Watch how she responded to the first interview question about competent politicians and elections. She has a history of only one successful political election (beyond the PTA) in her life-time and that term ended in a money-grab quit within 2.5 years. After the first few seconds of the interview, Palin responds to another question about Christie's troubles.

Palin On Christie: 'Certainly You Know What Your Top Aides Are Up To' (VIDEO)

Again forgive me for the two minute exposure to Palin. Now, why would a  person with absolutely no credible reason to comment about success in politics "go there?" Her comments are a bit drastic as I consider other conservative comments about Christie's potential cover-up. The answer is simple. Palin knows that among her tea party brethren, Christie is "toast" (Excuse the pun).  Now, back to Townhall Dot Com and a peep at why the opportunistic Palin feeds in Christie's low-hanging cookie jar (again excuse the food metaphors).

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Surprise: Chris Christie Finishes Dead Last in 2016 Tea Party Poll Daniel Doherty | Feb 12, 2014 

An online, semi-scientific poll of more than 60,000 grassroots conservative activists shows that the GOP base is strongly in favor of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and Dr. Ben Carson running for president in 2016. And to the surprise of no one, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) finished nowhere near the top of the list.
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Yes, of course, we noticed the zaniness of the reported "quasi-scientific" poll. Ted Cruz is the big winner.  A polling result that speaks volumes about the poll respondents.   What is a "quasi-scientific" poll. Does that mean the polling questioners posed questions at a tea party rally? Maybe, it means the questions were posted on the Fox News website?  In any scenario, Cruz came through the winner and Palin's comments about Christie are simple dumping on the 'guilty' downtrodden. Watch for Palin's (fork in bowl) comments in negative ads should Christie actually run for the GOP nomination 2016

Christie at the Economic Club of Chicago

The governor was speaking to an audience of 1,500 during his fundraising swing through the Illinois on behalf of the Republican Governors' Association.

After the snippet of humor regarding Christie's Administration scandal the hour long interview foray into what can be described only as TOP 1% GOP "OOZFest" replete with ample numbers of Christie's "scumcicles" to garner a million dollar payday. 

The following MSNBC morning segment illustrates what it takes to appeal to GOP Top 1% (ers). Christie equates the proposed minimum wage increase and of income disparity/inequality to the seeking of "mediocrity." The segment is relevant to my point starting at the 2:50 mark. Christie's elitist appeal to the Chicago one per-centers is very much like Mitt Romney's relegating half the nation to that of the "47%" (ers).  The Hill.....
You want income equality? That is mediocrity,” he said, according to the New York Times. “Everybody can have an equal, mediocre salary.”
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Christie apparently, felt the crowd needed more wallet and check account loosening  fodder to facilitate passing the tithes bowl. While speaking about George W. Bush, Christie actually went here.

Huffington Post...... Excerpt (speaking of Bush)
"The guy won two national elections," Christie said. “How easy has that looked the last 8 years. He was, first, an outstanding political candidate. And I think he was grossly underappreciated by his own country and his own party as a politician." 
"No one ever had a question where he stood, either foreign or domestically," he added. 
The two men have a long history. Bush nominated Christie as United States Attorney for New Jersey in 2001. The Washington Post reported that some viewed him as unqualified for the position and "[m]any attributed his appointment to his fundraising prowess for Bush."
Christie proves he is a major opportunist. First, Bush was selected for the presidency via a flawed set of legal maneuvers up to and including Pontius Pilate handling by the SCOTUS.

Ecce Homo ("Behold the Man"), Antonio Ciseri's depiction of 
Pilate presenting a scourged Jesus to the people of
More important the world knows George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condi Rice and others administered the worse presidency in US history (almost bar none).  Christie provides sophisms to the crowd that obviously cares nothing about ....
  • 4,500 plus deaths in Iraq (For nor reason beyond a pure want)
  • A Great Recession based on two wars an cutting taxes
  • War expenditures hidden among legitimate budgets
  • Embassy deaths that far exceed the losses in Banghazi
  • Cronism that contribute 39 billions dollars to Dick Cheney
  • No bid Halliburton Contracts
  • Years of No financial markets regulation that contributed to the Sub-prime crisis; a catalysts for the 2007 Great Recession
  • Possible war crimes sanctioned back through the White House
  • The outing of Valerie Plame in the run-up to Iraq
Christie on Bush: "No one ever had a question where he stood, either foreign or domestically."  Millions should have questions where stood universally. Obviously the ill-fated governor forgets that the very people to which he spoke watched as the GOP and RNC hid the Bush leadership team from election events until Rice spoke at the RNC convention. 

Watching the New Jersey Governor raise money for the GOP will be fun, fun, fun, until the legal system takes his "Shtick" away!