Donald Rumsfeld is not going anywhere. He’s still around and still imparting his opinions on how the U.S. government should act on establishing another department. To be specific, a ministry that would deal with propaganda campaigns.
Paolo ReynaJan 26, 202327 Shares488 Views
Remember Donald Rumsfeld?
He seems like a bad dream.
And yet here he is, popping up in Washington to talk about how the U.S. needs a Ministry of Propaganda.
Find out what he believes the government should do, particularly the U.S. Information Agency (USIA), in relaying messages across borders.
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Here’s what he told Sharon Weinberger of Wired’s Danger Room:
We need someone in the United States government, some entity, not like the old USIA . . . I think this agency, a new agency has to be something that would take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that exist today.- Donald Henry Rumsfeld
There are multiple channels for information . . . The Internet is there, pods are there, talk radio is there, e-mails are there. There are all kinds of opportunities.- Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Then he added:
We do not with any systematic organized way attempt to engage the battle of ideas and talk about the idea of beheading, and what’s it’s about and what it means. And talk about the fact that people are killing more Muslims than they are non-Muslims, these extremists. They’re doing it with suicide bombs and the like.- Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Finally, he ended with a recommended course of action:
We need to engage and not simply be passive and allow that battle of competition of ideas.- Donald Henry Rumsfeld
A smiling Donald Rumsfeld in white shirt under a navy blue blazer and blue tie at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert