|January 9, 2005||EDITORIAL ARCHIVES|
Indulging "Le Donald" Endangers the Personal Security of Every American
Note: This January 9, 2005 BuzzFlash Editorial marks the ninth in 20 consecutive editorials BuzzFlash will be publishing through January 20th.
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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 were protected.
Rumsfeld and Cheney have been sidekicks since the Nixon Administration, and you can assume that he, Cheney, and the Pentagon Psy-Ops division are 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 planet.
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 "Sixteen Acres," illustrates. It concerns a dinner at the White House in 2004 in remembrance of September 11th, at which:
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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