Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dead at 88


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Via:  hallux  •  one month ago  •  14 comments

By:   Will Dunham

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dead at 88

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June 30 - Donald Rumsfeld, a forceful U.S. defense secretary who was the main architect of the Iraq war until President George W. Bush replaced him as the United States found itself bogged down after 3-1/2 years of fighting, has died at age 88, his family said in a statement on Wednesday.

"It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, an American statesman and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather," the statement said. "At 88, he was surrounded by family in his beloved Taos, New Mexico."


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Freshman Principal
1  seeder  Hallux    one month ago

Never really liked the man but he could and did make me laugh ... RIP you curmudgeon.

Professor Principal
2  JohnRussell    one month ago

Rumsfeld was one of those very high IQ people who thought people like them were destined to run the world. 

They were called The Best And The Brightest once upon a time. 

PhD Principal
2.1  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

not by me...

he's the dumb ass that signed off on selling 2 nuclear reactors capable of producing weapons grade material to north korea when he was on the board of a swiss company that builds them. his old bff cheney sold replacement parts thru a shell company to iran to rebuild their dated french reactor, also capable of producing weapons grade material, during the US embargo. both sales happened within a few years of each other close to the turn of the last century. google it.

Professor Participates
3  evilgenius    one month ago

It's been reported that upon reaching Hell Rumsfeld immediately started advising the Devil on how to take over Heaven and occupy it for a thousand years. /s

Professor Principal
4  Kavika     one month ago

No use for him at all.

"You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time,"

Like he had nothing to do with starting the war..

armor won't help the troops anyway if their truck meets a roadside bomb

Pretty callous thing to say, but considering the source not surprising. 

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

Yeah...he said some pretty horrible things about the troops and the danger they were facing. However, I will say, RIP, Mr Secretary

PhD Principal
4.2  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

he's now where all nixonites eventually end up.

PhD Principal
5  devangelical    one month ago

good riddance.

Professor Principal
6  Tessylo    one month ago

No loss.  I don't mourn this ghoul passing.  One less war monger.

PhD Principal
6.1  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @6    one month ago

I wonder if they buried him standing up.

Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
6.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  devangelical @6.1    one month ago

He was so twisted that they screwed him into the ground.

pat wilson
Professor Guide
7  pat wilson    one month ago

because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don't know we don't know.

I knew what he meant but there had to be a better way to say it, lol.

Freshman Principal
7.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  pat wilson @7    one month ago

Bullshit baffles brains.

Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
8  Thrawn 31    one month ago

He did play a very large role in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people for essentially no good reason. Not a real loss. My sympathies to his family though. 


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