If 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:
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