Donald Rumsfeld is out as Secretary of Defense. His legacy for failure and bloodshed will rival Mengele, Franco and “Baby Doc” for the killing and suffering they alone wrought upon the people of this earth.

In trying to cut our military down to make it “quicker and faster,” Rumsfeld put us all billions of dollars in the hole for a misbegotten war strategy. He oversaw tremendous loss of life and limb of our soldiers and Iraqi civilians. The blood is dripping from his hands.

United States Military Deaths: 2,839 United States Military Wounded: 19,688 Iraqi Civilian Deaths: 100,000 Iraqi Military Deaths: 30,000 Contractor Deaths: 355 United States Military Suicides: 43 Journalist Deaths: 130

Goodbye dear killer.

We shall always remember the fear in your eyes and the spite in your face when your veracity was questioned.

 

Farewell old foe. Forgone but never forgotten. Good riddance.

18 Comments

  1. Here’s the Churchill quote Rumsfeld used today during his resignation press conference:

    I have benefited greatly from criticism and at no time have I suffered from the lack thereof.

    He still doesn’t get it. He’s no Churchill.

  2. Hi Nicola!
    He may have quoted him precisely but I couldn’t find the exact reference.
    It is fascinating Rumsfeld chooses to identify with Churchill on the day he’s shown the door. It seems to prove how out of touch with the harsh reality of the world he is and that’s deadly dangerous for many people when you direct the guns and you set the bombing plans.

  3. Hi Dawn!
    Thanks for the comment! I think things will start to cool down in Iraq now. We’ll get a plan to get out and, I hope, we leave the nation in a state that is not one of an ongoing civil war where a new Saddam will rise to power.

  4. Hmmm… it seems even Rush Limbaugh is running from Rummy. This quote from Limbaugh’s website appears right alongside an image of Rumsfeld:

    The way I feel is this: I feel liberated, and I’m going to tell you as plainly as I can why. I no longer am going to have to carry the water for people who I don’t think deserve having their water carried. Now, you might say, “Well, why have you been doing it?” Because the stakes are high. Even though the Republican Party let us down, to me they represent a far better future for my beliefs and therefore the country’s than the Democrat Party and liberalism does.
    I believe my side is worthy of victory, and I believe it’s much easier to reform things that are going wrong on my side from a position of strength. Now I’m liberated from having to constantly come in here every day and try to buck up a bunch of people who don’t deserve it, to try to carry the water and make excuses for people who don’t deserve it. I did not want to sit here and participate, willingly, in the victory of the libs, in the victory of the Democrat Party by sabotaging my own. But now with what has happened yesterday and today, it is an entirely liberating thing. If those in our party who are going to carry the day in the future — both in Congress and the administration — are going to choose a different path than what most of us believe, then that’s liberating. I don’t say this with any animosity about anybody, and I don’t mean to make this too personal.

  5. The hypocrisy of the ultra-conservative mouthpieces is amazing, Dave. They stand for nothing. They play to the lowest and most vicious and most divisive common denominator.
    Democrats just don’t have it in them to play that nasty game as the demise of Air American testifies.
    I’m sure tomorrow they’ll be back in form bashing Hillary again…