The Bush Crime Family just can’t help themselves. They lie. The continually try to rewrite history, and in some cases actually succeed!
This time, it’s Donald Rumsfeld, again, attempting the rewrite.
Donald Rumsfeld, the secretary of defense who led the United States into the Iraq war, has told an interviewer that he did not think, at the time of the 2003 invasion, that building a democracy in Iraq was a realistic goal.
The statement contradicts speeches and memos that Rumsfeld, now 82, personally issued before and after the invasion of Iraq.
“The idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me unrealistic,” Rumsfeld told the Times of London. “I was concerned about it when I first heard those words … I’m not one who thinks that our particular template of democracy is appropriate for other countries at every moment of their histories.”
Larry Wilmore explained
Today, I invited former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern back on the show. He’s the first guy to publicly call out Rumsfeld for his repeated attempts at rewriting history. Let’s go back to 2006…
As is the case every time we speak, Ray McGovern is fascinating. We spoke about Rumsfeld, Iraq, ISIS, whistleblowers and much more.
In the first hour, I was joined by Harvey J. Kaye, historian, professor of Democracy & Justice at University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and author. His latest is The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great.
Tomorrow, we’ll wrap up the week with our resident Republican, and a trip in the wayback machine for Flashback Friday, and whatever else the day’s news brings us, radio or not!