A Rumsfeld Rule Barack Obama Should Take to Heart
With no one sure why the heck we are in Libya or who exactly is on the same team with the same mission for Libya and a Commander-in-Chief without a teleprompter full of rationales to explain himself, perhaps it is time to look for wisdom in the snowflakes of Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld, famous for his “snowflakes,” or little memos documenting this or that or requesting | Read More »
Is John McCain Back to Being a Maverick Now?
In Donald Rumsfeld’s new book, he characterizes John McCain as having a “hair-trigger temper” with “a propensity to shift his positions to appeal to the media.” McCain has struck back saying how happy he is that Rumsfeld was ultimately forced out. Of course this does not change Rumsfeld’s characterization. McCain is, after all, the man who claimed for years to be a straight talking maverick | Read More »
Spencer Ackerman Should Not Write About That Which He Does Not Understand
We call get flack sometimes for writing about things we think we get, but that we don’t. Spencer Ackerman might want to reconsider this piece of his. He tries his best to portray a meeting between General Petraeus and Secretary Rumsfeld as awkward. He writes: But as Petraeus walked off stage, Rumseld responded with the oddest variation on a handshake I’ve ever seen, reaching over | Read More »