Donald Rumsfeld, Torturer, Serial Liar, Butcher of Baghdad, dies at 88

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s death at 88 is an occasion for me to recall some of my own writing on his sinister role in the Iraq War. Rumsfeld wanted to invade Iraq so badly he just made up shit to justify that action. In a Salon article I noted that the day after 9/11, [anti-terrorism czar Richard] “Clarke reveals that Rumsfeld was already, on the afternoon of Sept. 12, “talking about broadening the objectives of our response and ‘getting Iraq.’”

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