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The Mess In Iraq: British General Points Finger at Rumsfeld

World  (tags: Iraq, Iraq war, Gen. Mike Jackson, Donald Rumsfeld, General Sir Michael Jackson )

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General Sir Mike Jackson, the head of the British Army during the invasion of Iraq, has launched a scathing attack on the United States for the way it handled the post-war administration of the country.

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RC deWinter (418)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 4:55 am
Along with many in the US, General Sir Mike Jackson saw Rumsfeld as an arrogant blowhard. In his words, Rumsfeld's handling of post-invasion Iraq was "intellectually bankrupt. Fascinating assessment by a military man from over the water who reported to Tony Blair.

Dolores H (2)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 5:07 am
He describes Rumsfeld as "intellectually bankrupt". That pretty much says it all. Unfortunately, we're all paying for his arrogance and stupidity.

Janice G (428)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 5:15 am
Yes, I am reading State of Denial right now and it's certainly obvious that Rumsfeld played a marriage role in confusing communication and in playing by his own rules. His lack of support for the people who may have made a difference in post-war Iraq was amazing, and his change in direction from the people who were trying to actually rebuild a nation was disgraceful.

Tim Redfern (581)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 5:24 am
Also "morally bankrupt". Rumsfeld was/is an arrogant, self-righteous, insufferable piece of s**t, and I am SO glad he's gone. Sir Mike mentioned that cell next to Milosevic's in The Hague. I think that one has Rumsfeld's name on it....or it should.
Thanks, Cate!

Stephen Hannon (203)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 6:31 am
Al Gore said in his new book: THE ASSAULT ON REASON that the entire administration is intelectually bankrupt. And of course we all know the intel was fixed around the policy.

The WH still claims that Rumsfeld resigned the day after the 2006 election, but this isn't true. Rummy was fired because the Republicans didn't win the election. It's going to be even worse for Republicans in 08. Their part is falling apart very quickly with scandal after scandal. You can bet there will be more scandals in the future. It's about time the media started reporting on the Bush Administration. They have been silent for a long time. Plus the fact the US rates number 56 for freedom of the press.

RC deWinter (418)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 6:53 am
Everyone should read that book, don't you think, Stephen? Very clearly and concisely written, full of interesting information from an intelligent man who MAKES SENSE and should have been our president!

Joycey B (750)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 7:50 am
Very informative. Thanks Cate.

Carolyn T (234)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 8:04 am
Informative, provocative post Cate. Rumsfeld's arrogance fit right in with his insider colleagues in D.C. Think about the arrogance we are seeing now! Drs. "Hide" and "Snide"--oh, happy day when the moving vans arrive to pack them up. Paper shredders are probably smoking away in preparation for Senate investigations. And the rest of documents we need? Spirited away and safely under lock and key. Can you believe that we, the taxpayers, will have to build this man a library! What a travesty...and a joke. Yes, Rumsfeld is an arrogant, intellectually and morally bankrupt, bought-and-paid for incompetent. Must be the company he keeps.

Charles C (160)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 8:06 am
Noted, but lack a comment at the moment.....still fuming from the last post Cate, sorry!!!

MaryAnn B (80)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 11:46 am
Thanks Cate...He- Rumsfeld is morally bankrupt!
The description Sir Mike gave of him is priceless but he forgot to say he was void of a heart and soul. He implemented Aspartame and millions of people are being poisoned on a daily basis, unbeknowst to them in their beverages deserts,chewing gum etc...I am so glad the rat is gone... it is just unfortunate they did not correct his wrong doings or crimes rather that he inflicted on the world before he left.
All that remains is the damage as always...

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Sunday September 2, 2007, 1:42 pm

Blacktiger P (247)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 2:12 pm

serge vrabec (278)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 2:19 pm
Sad to say that years ago i liked him, back when i was asleep and blind to what was going on like too many people still are. Its nice to finally be awake again and awakening others like most of us here on Care2 are trying to do. Bless us all.

Cate many thx for your hard work, your really something.

David Gould (155)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 4:52 pm
It comes to something when the men of war start to see holes in the plans of their allies. If Bush looks like tilting at more windmills he may find he is on his own next time.

Sunday September 2, 2007, 7:44 pm
Noted !

Sunday September 2, 2007, 9:26 pm
I wonder what "Sir Michael's" political agenda is? :)

Denice G (45)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 11:08 pm
Interesting Noted

Past Member (0)
Monday September 3, 2007, 12:57 am
He ought to be in prison with all the rest of the thugs. He made a fortune of this war with his stock and holdings.Did you all know he was conviently the CEO of a small company that came out with Tamiflu? not to mention the hold the patent on the toxic artificial sweetner used in every diet soda you drink aspertame.He wheeled and dealed till Bush put him in as head of Military at which time he sold and put most of the stock and options in a trust. He is by far the wealthiest of all the thugs ,he and Cheny whose Haliburton he was ceo of for 5 years. chris

Malachi S (6)
Monday September 3, 2007, 1:21 am
I see all the repuke scapegoats that everyone can point their fingers at.
I see all kinds of fingers pointing at Rummy. Without Bushpig and his litter, this war would've never happened. After all, Bushpig is THE DECIDER, so, no matter how much made up BS Rummy came up with, Bushpig is still the one responsible.
I just wonder why all these people all of a sudden after their careers are over are willing to tell the truth or at least their version of what they think the truth to be.
Just my opinion, I've been known to be wrong at least once.
Thanks Cate. Noted

Charles Q (20)
Monday September 3, 2007, 2:50 am
Just one finger of guilt? Surely Sir Mike has more than one digit on both hands. I concur with Christian R., the entire Bushjunta is comprised of treasonous thugs and gangsters who each should've either been sentenced to a minimum of fifty years at hard labor or given a hanging party from the nearest yardarm!

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Monday September 3, 2007, 2:07 pm

Carol W (119)
Monday September 3, 2007, 7:56 pm

Good old General's. Even they are limited in what they will tell.
Rummy isn't so dumb. They wanted a war without end and they got one.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday September 3, 2007, 11:26 pm
A while back, there was a famous film, "The Caine Mutiny", starring Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg; an INCOMPETENT MILITARY COMMANDER who gave orders putting his whole ship's crew in danger; and who was therefore RELIEVED OF COMMAND BY THE OFFICERS UNDER HIM. That movie is a CLASSIC, starring one of the GREAT ACTORS. It is time for a REVIVAL.

And I don't mean just of the fictional MOVIE!!!

Kari D (192)
Tuesday September 4, 2007, 4:36 pm

Elle J (276)
Saturday September 8, 2007, 3:24 am
Noted! Rumsfeld was part of this evil administation. I am glad he is gone but is he really? I have been told he still has an office at the Pentagon. Interesting, if true! Thanks Cate for the story.

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 3:26 pm
What does a war without mercy or justification do to the young men and women who are obliged to fight it . . .

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Sunday September 30, 2007, 6:07 pm
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