Sunday, April 16

Donald Rumsfeld should quit !

Yeah but fat chance:
he and his bed mates Cheney and Bush won't have it.

Ex-Nato commander Gen Wesley Clark said in a television interview: "I believe secretary Rumsfeld hasn't done an adequate job. He should go."
Gen Clark said he believed Mr Rumsfeld, along with Vice-President Dick (Haliburton) Cheney, had helped push the Iraq invasion...
when there was "no connection with the war on terror".

Maybe they did so because the "war on terror" is just as fictional as the "war on drugs" and the "cold war" ?

In a radio interview Gen Riggs, a former division commander, said Mr Rumsfeld fostered an atmosphere of "arrogance" among the Pentagon's top civilian leadership.

Just a few notes about the Illustrious Mr. Rumsfeld:

1).Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is currently serving as the 21st United States Secretary of Defense, since January 20, 2001, under President George W. Bush. He is the oldest person to have held that position, and was also the youngest when he served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford.

2).n August 1974, he was called back to Washington, DC, to serve in the Ford Administration successively as Chairman of the transition to the Presidency of Gerald R. Ford (1974); White House Chief of Staff and member of the President's Cabinet (1974-1975); and the 13th U.S. Secretary of Defense (1975-1977). During this period he oversaw the transition to an all volunteer military and was instrumental in increasing the power of the military within the administration and at the expense of the CIA and Henry Kissinger. This was accomplished by promulgating the view that the Soviet Union was increasing defense spending and pursuing secret weapons programs, and that the proper response was a re-escalation of the arms race. Some say that this view was in direct contrast to CIA and generally accepted reports on the declining state of the Soviet economy, and the earlier success of Richard Nixon in establishing Detente (referring to a thawing of the Cold War) with the Soviet Union.

3).As part of the Ford administration, Rumsfeld helped formulate the White House response to the death of CIA scientist Frank Olson.
3-a).His family (frank Olson) had no idea of the details of the accident until the Rockefeller Commission started uncovering some of the CIA's MKULTRA activities. In 1975, the government admitted that Olson had been unwittingly dosed with LSD. White House staffers Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney arranged for President Gerald Ford to meet with the Olson family and personally apologize on behalf of the United States government. The government offered them an out of court settlement, which they accepted.

The following taken from wikipedia:

Frank Olson's son Eric does not accept the government's explanation, and he has devoted his life to researching the circumstances of his father's death. Eric Olson believes that his father was murdered by United States government agents after he began developing reservations about his work and attempted to resign. Retired Army intelligence agent Norman G. Cournoyer, one of Olson's closest friends at Fort Detrick, also denies that Olson committed suicide, relating that Olson openly expressed grave reservations about whether the United States should be developing biological weapons. Another retired colleague from the Fort Detrick biological warfare division, William P. Walter, concurs. He relates that at the time of Olson's death, his colleagues were divided on the question of whether he committed suicide or was killed.

In 1994, Eric Olson had his father's body exhumed. The forensic scientist in charge of the examination, Professor James E. Starrs of the George Washington University, determined that Olson had suffered some form of blunt force trauma prior to falling out of the window, and called the evidence "rankly and starkly suggestive of homicide". Based on his findings, the Manhattan district attorney opened a homicide investigation into Olson's death in 1996 but was unable to find enough evidence to bring charges.

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