Donald Rumsfeld Is Responsible for the Surge and for the Sunrise and for Pepperoni Pizza and for the New Kanye West Album
Yesterday, Donald Rumsfeld, who forever tried to prevent the U.S. military from bolstering its forces in Iraq or for adopting counterinsurgency strategy there, wrote in The New York Times that, uh…
As one who is occasionally — and incorrectly — portrayed as an opponent of the surge in Iraq, I believe that while the surge has been effective in Iraq, we must also recognize the conditions that made it successful…
By early 2007, several years of struggle had created the new conditions for a tipping point…
Yes, it turns out that Rumsfeld’s tenure at the Pentagon is responsible for all the extraordinary success in the history of the universe! Just ask him yourself. This guy’s memoir is going to be the most awesome thing ever written.
Noah Shachtman has the patience that I lack to describe the ways in which Rumsfeld is yet again lying about what his position was. From my vantage, the best way to sum this up comes from a retired Army officer who had a front-row seat to much of the Rumsfeld Pentagon. Here’s what he wrote me: