Indulging "Le Donald" Endangers the Personal Security of Every
Note: This January 9, 2005 BuzzFlash Editorial marks the ninth in 20
consecutive editorials BuzzFlash will be publishing through January
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Even though the nation was warned by GIs and whistleblowers that most
Humvees were not properly armored prior to the Iraq war -- and that
many soldiers did not have body armor, "Le Donald" held forth almost
daily with a bizarrely idiotic display of doublespeak and sweeping
hand gestures at Pentagon news conferences ensuring us that our troops
Rumsfeld and Cheney have been sidekicks since the Nixon
Administration, and you can assume that he, Cheney, and the Pentagon
Psy-Ops division is pretty much running the abysmal failure known as
the war in Iraq.
Of course, Rumsfeld assured Congress that the army was in top shape
and fully ready to meet the needs of overthrowing Saddam. The problem,
of course -- almost 1500 GI deaths later, with thousands more wounded
-- is that he was wrong.
Rumsfeld was a wrestler at Princeton, and he loves to dodge and weave,
but he's a complete failure at pinning down his opponent, except when
the grappler he is facing is himself. This guy, as Jon Stewart, has
pointed out, appears to hold full blown press conferences with
himself, where he asks and answers his own questions, without
providing any real answers at all. In fact, his most famous rhetorical
trick is asking himself a question before the media, and then
answering it with more questions, which means he doesn't REALLY have
any answers -- or none that make any sense to a resident of this
His position basically appears to be: "I'm here. I'm Rumsfeld. I ain't
going anywhere as long as Cheney's heart holds up. So F*** off."
Of course, when a soldier had the audacity to ask Rumsfeld why all the
Humvees weren't armored, the Pentagon suddenly went into media
blitzkrieg PR overtime showing how hard they were working to protect
the Humvees and the soldiers. Uh, but the factory providing the armor
said that the Pentagon had never asked it to increase its pace of
production and that it wasn't working nearly to capacity.
Oh, that "Le Donald." He's such a kidder.
And what a thin skin that "Le Donald" has. Clearly, he must be aware
of how he serves the American people, as the following example from
the book "Six*** Acres," illustrates. It concerns a dinner at the
White House in 2004 in remembrance of September 11th, at which:
One fearless firefighter's widow found herself at a table with
Rumsfeld, then very busy trying to get control of the nation that he
had conquered the spring before. He asked her what she thought of the
war with Iraq. "You don't want to know what I think of it," she
answered, and when Rumsfeld said he did, she told him: "I resent that
you are exploiting the death of my husband." The secretary of defense
stormed off, leaving his wife behind to patch things up.
Maybe Rumsfeld has learned from that experience, but we highly doubt
it. "Le Donald" is not into "personal growth." His office, however,
claims that he has stopped having an automatic signature sign
"personal" letters of "condolence" to the families of men and women
soldiers killed in Iraq. Now, he'll have his secretary personally sign
the letters for him, we guess.
What a guy, that "Le Donald" is.
If you know of anyone more incompetent, let us know.
Of course. We forgot. There's the rest of the Bush cabinet.
And Bush, of course.
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