Tuesday, May 13, 2008

We knew they were thinking it

And even fondly remembering what happened the first time. We just didn't know they actually said it out loud:
An ongoing exploration of the documents related to the Pentagon's "message force multipliers" program has unearthed a clip of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggesting that America, having voted the Democrats back into Congressional power, could benefit from suffering another terrorist attack, and doing so in the presence of the very same military analysts who went on to provide commentary and analysis of the Iraq War.


But by far the most extraordinary part of this luncheon is the antipathy the gathered members exhibit toward the American people for having the temerity to vote the Democrats back into power. When Lt. Gen. Michael DeLong bemoans the lack of "sympathetic ears" on Capitol Hill, Rumsfeld offers that the American people lack "the maturity to recognize the seriousness of the threats." What's to be done? According to Rumsfeld, "The correction for that, I suppose, is [another] attack."
Ah, the good old days when they used a national tragedy to further their attempts at an imperial land and oil grab....



crossposted at American Street


Sorghum Crow said...

May he rot in hell's cellar.

ellroon said...

May he have to explain himself to every single person who has been damaged or killed by his actions. Every single person face to face for eternity.

Steve Bates said...

Rot in hell? I want him tried for treason. After all, he and a group of military officers gathered at a luncheon out of the public eye, at which Rumsfeld advocated a massive attack on the U.S. homeland. Doesn't that sound like treason to you?

(ellroon, I just posted on this and linked your post.)

ellroon said...

Been distracted as you can tell... a little late with my thanks.