From the Department of Extraordinary Chutzpah comes a report that Donald Rumsfeld — Donald F’ing Rumsfeld, for crying out loud — says that Obama hasn’t made the case for bombing Syria. The Guinness Book of World Records is investigating to see if this tops Bryan Fischer’s previous record for obliviousness to both reality and irony.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who ushered the U.S. into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2001 and 2003, said the Obama administration has not clearly justified an attack on Syria.
“One thing that is very interesting, it seems to me, is that there really hasn’t been any indication from the administration as to what our national interest is with respect to this particular situation,” Rumsfeld said in an interview with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto.
He’s right, of course, but coming from the guy who lied repeatedly to justify going into Iraq? The guy who said that Eric Shinseki was “wildly off the mark” when he said the invasion would cost a couple hundred billion dollars (and he was, but in the other direction)? The guy who said we’d be greeted as heroes and would be in and out in a matter of weeks? Yeah, you should really just shut the fuck up, Rumsfeld.