Rumsfeld Overheard: “War Lies Are Cool Now”

Posted: February 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

All,

It is rare day when a member of the ruling elite is as frank about how they lie and manipulate, and the utter, total contempt they have for the common man, as well as those who do their dirty work, but in this instance, it is clear that Donald Rumsfeld did not understand how far and wide his incredibly candid remarks would be spread.  He doubtless figures that Fox News won’t report on them and they’ll therefore be ignored and forgotten.

Maybe Fox won’t report on them, but I will. <grin!>

Scott

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Rumsfeld Overheard: “War Lies Are Cool Now”
by David Swanson
(Saturday, February 5, 2011)

http://world.mediamonitors.net/Headlines/Rumsfeld-Overheard-War-Lies-Are-Cool-Now

“Rumsfeld revealed the strategy behind the revelations made in his book about the illegal secret operations he helped set in motion shortly after the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001…”

Donald Rumsfeld began his new book tour with some frank comments, including these:

“War lies? Does anybody really give a rat’s ass now? You know what? You know what? They do. They do because war lies are actually cool now. We began the invasion of Iraq in October 2001, but the invasion of Iraq paid off.”

Rumsfeld revealed the strategy behind the revelations made in his book about the illegal secret operations he helped set in motion shortly after the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001:

“Former President Bush has not admitted to torture or fraud or aggression or the rest of it, and do you know why? You do know why, but it is an unknown known, if you know what I mean. Yes, it is funny. He hasn’t admitted to any such things because he has chosen to claim them proudly instead.

“Did I say I knew where the WMDs were? Did I say I had bullet proof evidence of ties between Iraq and al Qaeda? Of course, I did. I can’t deny it. I mean, I used to deny it, but what the hell? Spain didn’t blow up the Maine. Wise up, people. The Lusitania was full of troops and guns and that was announced before it sailed. If you think FDR didn’t see Pearl Harbor coming I’ve got some yellow cake to sell you! We don’t go to war with the drooling obedient zombies we might want or wish to have at some future time. There was no Gulf of Tonkin incident. Are you stupid? You thought the Iraqis took babies out of incubators in 1991, didn’t you? Admit it. Didn’t you?…”

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