Pathetic Sociopath Donald Rumsfeld Attempts to Make Benghazi Seem Worse Than the Iraq War Debacle

donald-rumsfeldIf I can think of three human beings on this planet who shouldn’t be giving any kind of advice or opinions as it relates to national security, our military, the loss of American lives or foreign affairs, they would be George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

In fact, they should all be on trial for war crimes right now – but that’s a topic for another article.

So when I ran across an interview Rumsfeld did with Fox News about Benghazi, I was completely disgusted and enraged.  How can someone who was a leading figure in sending over 4,400 Americans to die in Iraq based on a lie sit there and lecture someone else about four Americans dying in Benghazi?  Don’t get me wrong, every loss of life is tragic, but when you’re largely responsible for 4,400 deaths for which you’ve never once apologized, it’s extremely hypocritical to try to fake outrage over four deaths.

Even Fox News host Neil Cavuto questioned Rumsfeld on his hypocrisy on botched intelligence, considering the Iraq war was a massive intelligence failure by the Bush administration.  Rumsfeld had the nerve to say, “That’s a totally different question to me.”  

Of course it’s a different question.  One because, while Benghazi is tragic, it wasn’t botched intelligence to such a degree that an entire country was sent to war costing thousands of Americans their lives.  Secondly, because Rumsfeld sure as hell doesn’t want to discuss the massive failures he and his fellow Republicans subjected this country to during Bush’s eight years in the White House.  So yeah, they’re completely different – the crap Republicans put this country through during Bush’s eight years was much worse.

Later Cavuto asked Rumsfeld, “Are talking points illegal?”  He then went further by saying that Democrats have accused  Republicans of using talking points during the Iraq war.  Rumsfeld denied that saying, “That’s simply not true.”

Of course it’s not.

All I can say is Donald Rumsfeld is a sick sociopath.  For him to honestly sit there trying to downplay the epic failures in Iraq by suggesting that the intelligence failures (and yes there were some that have been blamed on both the White House and Congress) in Benghazi were worse, is completely absurd.

Donald Rumsfeld and the entire Bush administration lied to the American people, took this country to war, invaded another nation and sent over 4,400 Americans to their deaths – all because of their total incompetence.

I have a suggestion for Mr. Rumsfeld.  The next time he feels like giving his opinion on Benghazi, he should instead go visit the graves of the over 4,400 Americans who died because of the lies he helped perpetuate.

And if he really wants to see an intelligence failure, all he needs to do is look in the mirror.  Because him and his cronies in the Bush administration are responsible for two of the biggest in our nation’s history.

Watch the interview below, via Crooks and Liars:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    The only word that comes to mind in describing these three war criminals’ behavior is: R E P U L S I V E…

    • regressive teaparty trash

      please add———-
      (see: haliburton)

      • Veritas vos Liberabit

        Yeah! The oil profits Bush told us was going to pay for the war!

      • regressive teaparty trash

        it did,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        kinda 🙂

    • Jim Bean

      By ‘these’, may I assume you’re including Hillary, Reid, Kerry, Biden, and Pelosi for their roles?

      • Veritas vos Liberabit

        I exclusively said “these three”, meaning Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld. However, after your statement, I am considering adding one more. If you voted for the Bush/Cheney ticket, you’re an addition to the list by a vote association.

      • Jim Bean

        I could be way off base here but it seems that of all the culprits responsible, you only want to discuss the Pubs. What’s that all about?

      • Arachne646

        Obviously, there’s lots of responsibility to go around, but there are only a few actual war criminals, and only a few who profited hugely from the war were actually able to steer the course of the conflict and the cash to their benefit.

      • Veritas vos Liberabit

        “What’s that all about”?…It’s about accountability for their own actions. Why is it that when we discuss the illegal war in Iraq, the Dems are equally responsible, nut when we discuss Benghazi, it’s only the Dems? One thought, the then Senator now President Obama, vehemently opposed an Iraqi conflict. Know your history. Whenever those three get the nerves to come in front of the American people, better yet, in front of the family members of those children who needlessly died in that war, and ask for forgiveness, then I will say they somehow achieved catharsis. Furthermore, can you answer these questions? Whatever happened to the tons of explosive material that mysteriously vanished in Iraq?

      • Jim Bean

        I want answers to them all. You want answers only to the ones that reflect negatively on Republicans. And so it goes. You are one type of person. I, another. Diversity.

      • larry

        you must be a wingnut

      • Arachne646

        They did vote eagerly, patriotically, and without asking questions, to go to war in Iraq. However, that doesn’t make them war criminals or corrupt war profiteers (see: haliburton)

      • larry

        yeah they went for Cheney’s lies

      • regressive teaparty trash

        hes alcoholic

  • jimhummel

    Those three men were the biggest enemy of this country, and caused the most damage to this country during the 8 terrible years of Bush.

    • regressive teaparty trash

      quite possible ever

  • shutdafrtdoor

    These pukes should be tarred and feathered and be made to run the streets of DC screaming “THE SKY IS FALLING…THE SKY IS FALLING”!!!

  • surfjac

    I hope mr. rumsfeld is happy knowing that a lot of people are going to dance on his grave if not do other unpleasant things on it.
    In fact, maybe that should be a contest: Who goes first?
    Pat Tillman’s family comes to mind. So does Cindy Sheehan. If I was Colin Powell, I’d nominate myself.

  • Scaramongus

    Is it a characteristic trait of politicians and bureaucrats that they must be unable to be self critical and see themselves in a non delusional way?

  • Edward Krebbs

    “Soldiers without protective armour” Rumsfield is jumping on Benghazi ? Would like to ask him not only how many soldiers cam back in body bags but also how many survivors have traumatic brain injuries.

    • regressive teaparty trash

      repeat after me,,,,,,,,,,,,
      ” haliburton”

  • Edward Krebbs

    Oh, about the deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, anyone else remember the GWB policy of not allowing pictures of the caskets because it would be upsetting ?

  • Avatar

    Not just two intelligence failures by Rumsfeld’s office. There are rumors that his office intentionally ignored many compelled and important intelligence reports which led to bombings and shooing of U.S. Embassies.

    • regressive teaparty trash

      repeat after me…………
      ” haliburton”

  • regressive teaparty trash

    to all of my liberal friends and all of my crybaby white trash regressive religious( VOODOO) repeblicans,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ask this:
    if bush “wasn’t so bad/policies ETC” then WHY why WHY was he NOT invited to speak at the last republican convention TRYING to get a repub elected president??
    I will field all answers here :))

  • DavidD

    Went to Tehuacana Texas to a historical site and to show a foreign friend where the west begins on Balcones Fault.Some nice people said you could get a real good overlook at the cemetary.
    She was happy and taking pictures of the prarie as it spread out from the post oak.Excited to have something unique to show her family and friends back in Holland.
    I let her have her moment it was old hat to me.I’ve been seeing views like this all my life and then I saw the grave.
    Young fellow killed in Iraq in 2005.The teddy bear and plastic flowers faded from the climate still on the grave.
    I thought about how similar we were .We both left a small Texas town as kids.A hardscrabble place of good people but few jobs.Joined the military.I came back alive to my small town but he didn’t.
    At that moment I grieved for him,I grieved for his family of ordinary hard working people and I grieved for my country.
    I thought of the people who used people lie us for their own selfish petty ends and I got angry all over again.
    I can’t find it in my heart to forgive them yet.I know i should but I just can’t.I wish we would learn from our mistakes.I thought we had in 75 when I got out but I was wrong.

  • MLR

    Yeah leave it to conservatives to be more outraged over the death of 4 Americans but not over 4,400 Americans. That’s the real outrage. Oh and let’s not forget that they have turned the tragedy of 4 dead Americans into an ATM machine for their disgusting fundraising activities. There’s no words to describe how deeply disturbing and disgusting that is!

    • Arachne646

      Anyone know how many deaths there were at American Embassies during GWB’s administration? There were multiple attacks.

      • Jeannette Jarrar

        10 attacks 44 deaths 3 hearings for all of them

  • Phil Keast

    Unfortunately, while the GOP is taking this whole Benghazi business to extremes, we really only have ourselves to blame.

    We live in a society that has come to expect to be informed instantly about everything. You want to know about something, look it up on the internet (don’t worry about the fact that it will probably be wrong). News services are fighting to “bring you the news first”. Commentators, government officials, newsreaders, are expected to know what, how, when, why, who knew, who didn’t know, and as many details as the reporters can think of the moment an event occurs.

    A Malaysian plane goes missing. Was it a terrorist attack? Was the co-pilot involved? What about the co-pilot’s unusual sigh off message? Where is the plane? Why can’t you find it? What do you mean you don’t know, of course you do, you must be covering something up.

    Terrorists attack the consulate at Benghazi. Who was it? Was there an intelligence failure? And so on.

    If someone says that they don’t know, or that they have been advised that no-one else knows, then it must be a conspiracy to cover something up, because we want answers now. Reporters have to report something, otherwise the competition might gain a split-second 1/100% bump in the rating, so make something up, find someone that says they know something and ask them, don’t worry about verifying sources or any of that, the news goes out now, no time for fact checking.

    The public wants answers, it wants them now. and if the Government doesn’t say something about events in Benghazi, someone else will, and no-one can predict what that someone else will say. So, go with your best guess. There are protestors in the streets angry over something, talk about that, since it is the only thing we have, and the press are demanding answers. And then try to survive the fallout that happens that the best guess you gave in order to get the press to stop beating at the door like a pack of bloodthirsty ghouls was wrong. Because you didn’t know, nobody knew, nobody could have known, but no-one believes that any more.

  • Edward98

    I to believe Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are war criminals.