Rumsfeld Personifies Our Society

By: Sunday April 13, 2014 6:45 am

When Donald Rumsfeld used to hold press conferences about the Iraq war, the press corps would giggle at the clever ways in which he refused to actually say anything or answer any questions.

In a new film about Rumsfeld called The Unknown Knowns, the aging criminal is occasionally confronted with evidence that what he’s just said is false. He maintains a frozen grin and acts as if nothing has happened. The film’s director, interviewing Rumsfeld, never presses the truly uncomfortable points.

 

Late Night: Crappy Anniversary

By: Thursday March 20, 2014 8:00 pm

It’s hard to believe that eleven dreadful years have passed since the Iraq War was launched before a credulous public, partly because of old age and partly because not a one of its invariably ardent advocates has suffered any professional opprobrium; and worse, many are still treated as what we laughably call “National Security Experts.”

Late Night: If Only Someone Had Said Something

By: Monday March 18, 2013 8:00 pm

What you had to say actually DID matter, you self-absorbed bucket of mop water.

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