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Donald Rumsfeld

  • Iraq War Architect Donald Rumsfeld Dead at 88

    As George W. Bush's secretary of defense, Rumsfeld was also complicit in America's embrace of torture after 9/11

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  • 'Vice': The Big Dick-Cheney Energy of Adam McKay

    How 'The Big Short' writer-director tackled the story of the vice-president he considers the architect of our current political moment

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  • 'Wormwood': Errol Morris on Truth, Justice and C.I.A Murder Cover-Ups

    "Pursuing truth is a high aspiration – I believe in it as a calling," says documentarian about bold new Netflix series

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  • 'He's Untouched by History': Errol Morris on Donald Rumsfeld

    The Oscar-winning director of 'The Unknown Known' offers his opinions on the Bush Administration's Secretary of Defense

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  • VIDEO: Kill Team: Donald Rumsfeld's 'Worse Than Abu Ghraib' Tour

    Are the grisly photos showing U.S. soldiers grinning over the corpses of murdered civilians — published last week by Rolling Stone — "worse" than the images of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib? Does it matter? It certainly does to Donald Rumsfeld. Abu Ghraib happened on his watch as Defense Secretary; it's the blackest stain on […]

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  • Rumsfeld: 'Kill Team' Photos 'Much Worse' Than Abu Ghraib

    A reporter from the Washington Times grabbed a moment with Donald Rumsfeld yesterday to ask what the former defense secretary thought of the 'Kill Team' photos published this week by Rolling Stone. Rumsfeld, who infamously presided over the detainee torture scandal, said the images, in which grinning American soldiers pose with the corpses of Afghan […]

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  • The Pentagon's Propaganda Brigade

    This is one of the most important pieces of public-interest journalism in years. The NYTIMES has uncovered a sophisticated and devilishly well-excuted propaganda campaign by the Pentagon to deploy dozens of retired military officers to the nation's airwaves to parrot administration spin on "progress" in Iraq. Why would these "military analysts" play ball? Because they […]

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  • The Torture Committee

    ABC News: …a handful of top advisers signed off on how the CIA would interrogate top al Qaeda suspects — whether they would be slapped, pushed, deprived of sleep or subjected to simulated drowning, called waterboarding. The high-level discussions about these "enhanced interrogation techniques" were so detailed, these sources said, some of the interrogation sessions […]

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  • Weathervane McCain: Throw Rummy Under the Bus

    Mr. Maverick, where have you gone? I take the unmaking of John McCain personally. Another lifetime ago, when he was running against Gov. G.W. Bush, I registered Republican to vote for McCain in the California presidential primary. He struck me as a principled problem solver. A man who might bring about a post-partisan revolution in […]

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  • Rumsfeld's Last Chat

    Outgoing SecDef Donald Rumsfeld sat down for the journalistic equivalent of a backrub from TownHall's Cal Thomas. Classic Rumsfeld. Not only answering the questions he wished he'd been asked, but actually asking himself those questions too. On troop levels:"Is it the right number? I don't know. Do I have a heckuva lot of confidencein those […]

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