Donald Rumsfeld States Bush Was ‘Unrealistic’ About Democracy In Iraq


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Former Secetary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said in a recent interview with The Times of London that he disagreed with George W. Bush on one key aspect of the Iraq War.

During the Bush years, Rumsfeld had defended the administration and the decision to go into Iraq, but recently he said that he disagreed with Bush’s idea that it would be possible to bring democracy to the region.

“The idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me unrealistic. I was concerned about it when I first heard those words,” Rumsfeld told the newspaper, reports Talking Points Memo.

It is unlikely that either Rumsfeld or former Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney will be prosecuted by the Obama administration for their roles in the Iraq war, states Thom Hartmann writing for truth-out.org.

“And now 40 years after Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon, the precedent has been set that the standing president simply ignores the crimes of his predecessor,” he writes on truth-out.org.

(Updated article)

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-rumsfeld-iraq-democracy

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/31294-why-we-shouldn-t-look-the-other-way-on-bush-s-iraq-war-crimes#

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