Saturday, May 06, 2006
My agenda is set
Prior to the appearance at which he was challenged by Ray McGovern, Rumsfeld had flyers handed out with this message.
DONALD H. RUMSFELD
Secretary of Defense
Donald H. Rumsfeld was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of Defense on January 20, 2001. Before assuming his present post, the former Navy pilot had also served as the 13th Secretary of Defense, White House Chief of Staff, U.S. Ambassador to NATO, U.S. Congressman and chief executive officer of two Fortune 500 companies.
A Note About Secretary Rumsfeld’s Atlanta Visit
Today’s event includes a presentation by the Secretary, followed by Q & A. If you plan to ask the Secretary a question, please adhere to the following guidelines:
1. Refrain from using the word “liar” in relation to the war in Iraq.
2. Do not question the Secretary’s personal responsibility for the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, or elsewhere.
3. No discussion of plans for first use of nuclear weapons against Iran will be allowed.
If you violate these guidelines, you will be immediately removed from the auditorium, flown to an undesignated prison location somewhere in Eastern Europe, and tortured. Thank you for your cooperation. end quote.
That's it. I'll call him a liar at least once, assert his personal responsibility for war crimes and discuss plans for first-strikes with nuclear weapons against Iran.
Because I'm sure that
1. he is a liar in relation to the war in Iraq.
2. he is personally responsible for the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib & elsewhere, and
3. first use of nuclear weapons against Iran is being contemplated.
This is the truth as it is defined in opposition to Dumsfeld's guidelines.