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February 14, 2007

Donald Rumsfeld: Incredibly Enough, Even Worse Than You Thought

Don't miss this Tomdispatch piece by former National Security Council staffer Roger Morris about the career of Donald Rumsfeld. I know you already think Rumsfeld was bad, but you likely have no idea.

And this is only Part I. Part II is coming Thursday.

Posted at February 14, 2007 01:14 AM | TrackBack

Great post, many thanks. Terrifying really...

It's immensely interesting to look at the connections people like Rumsfeld have working for them from an early age. We will be living in the shadow of this man's acts for a very long time.

Posted by: Dave at February 14, 2007 06:46 AM

Hit the Post button a little too quick...

While it makes for compelling writing and an almost conspiracy theory tack to the story, the overly anthropic writing is unappealing. The assertion that the appointment of Ford as Minority Leader in '64 lead inexorably to the Bush administration's current debacle, one of many examples in the article of this kind of writing, is a little far-fetched to say the least.

Posted by: Dave at February 14, 2007 07:36 AM

It's written like a poem...

But how does he know this, for example:

He [Bush Sr.] had gotten the [head of the CIA] job thanks to a cynical recommendation from Rumsfeld, calculating that to put Bush at the scandal-ridden agency would eliminate him as a potential rival

Posted by: abb1 at February 14, 2007 10:29 AM

Thewe's someting vewy scwewy going on awound hewe. heh heh heh heh

Posted by: Mike Meyer at February 14, 2007 03:21 PM