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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Rumsfeld warns against 'appeasement'

"SALT LAKE CITY -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday the world faces 'a new type of fascism' and warned against repeating the pre-World War II mistake of appeasement.

He alluded to critics of the Bush administration's war policies in terms associated with the failure to stop Nazi Germany in the 1930s, which the Pentagon chief called 'a time when a certain amount of cynicism and moral confusion set in among the Western democracies.'

Without explicitly citing President Bush's critics at home or abroad, he said 'it is apparent that many have still not learned history's lessons.' " Read more.

I see nothing wrong with the things Rumsfeld is saying here. But the thin-skinned Democrats are taking exception to all the mean things that the "liar" is saying as you can see here.

Democrats take fire at Rumsfeld - Politics - MSNBC.com: "WASHINGTON - Democrats chastised Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld Wednesday for questioning the historical grasp of Bush administration war critics, accusing him of engaging in 'dangerous business.' "

Emmett Tyrrell does a good job at lambasting the Dems for their 'outrage' at Rummies 'verbal attacks' in his column The Rumsfeld horripilation.

"WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This week in his speech before the national convention of the American Legion, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made an unconscionable faux pas. He defended our present policy in Iraq and our war on terror by citing historic events and quoting Winston Churchill and Georges Clemenceau. That is a rude way to discuss policy with one's Democratic opponents. The historical record is a particularly sore subject with the likes of Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who inveighed against Rumsfeld's speech as 'reckless.' History has not been going his way for a while. Reid's equivalent in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, spoke of the secretary's impairment ... and she was not referring to his golf swing. Sen. Jack Reed, a Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, accused Rumsfeld of questioning the critics' patriotism." Read more of Emmett Tyrrell's column.


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