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January 23, 2005

I Didn't Realize I Could Hate Donald Rumsfeld More

From the Stars and Stripes:

Pentagon police on Wednesday turned away family members of troops killed in Iraq who wanted to confront Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on the reasons for the war in Iraq.

It was snowing hard in Washington on Wednesday. Here's a picture of Cindy Sheehan of California, standing in the snow, holding a picture of her dead son Casey and crying:


Stars and Stripes:

“I wanted them to see my son,” she said, weeping. “I wanted them to see the consequences of his actions... I have the feeling they feel he was a dispensable asset to them.”

Of course, her feeling is correct. Her son was a dispensable asset to Rumsfeld. Nothing could show that more clearly than Rumsfeld's willingness to lie to millions of Americans and then refuse to meet with the parents of children killed by his lies.

I had thought I couldn't hate Donald Rumsfeld any more, just like I used to think I couldn't hate Osama bin Laden more. In both cases, I was very wrong. I need to stop underestimating these people.

Posted at January 23, 2005 06:59 PM | TrackBack

Stan Goff has a bit on Cindy at CounterPunch, here.

Posted by: saurabh at January 24, 2005 11:12 AM