Wednesday, May 20, 2009

RUMSFELD DENIES GQ REPORT

Well of course he does! That whole fucking administration would deny anything and everything to save themselves. That son of a bitch Rumsfeld has been a fucking liar from the start. Why the fuck should we believe his lying ass now!?!

From the War Room at Salon:

Rumsfeld denying GQ report

Through a spokesman, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has responded to GQ's story about his tenure in the Bush administration. In an e-mail to reporters, Keith Urbahn took issue with reporter Robert Draper's contention that Rumsfeld played a part in producing intelligence briefing cover sheets for the president that featured Biblical quotations along with images of American troops in the field:

The slides in the "World Intelligence Update" were prepared on a daily basis by military personnel serving on the Joint Staff, which reported to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, not the Secretary of Defense. The report was briefed regularly to senior military officials in the Pentagon - only occasionally to the Secretary of Defense and not to the President of the United States.

Rumsfeld was fully aware that words and actions could be harmful and counterproductive to the war effort. It's safe to say that some of these cover slides could be considered in that category. The suggestion that Rumsfeld would have composed, approved of, or personally shown the slides to President Bush is flat wrong. It did not happen.

Given that Draper used anonymous sources for this charge as well as for the rest of the innuendo in his piece, one would think he might have at least done a cursory review of the facts. He might then have avoided being taken by people with an axe to grind. When Draper goes back and checks reality against his reporting, he might also check whether GQ is in need of a new gossip columnist.



In response, Draper e-mailed Politico's Ben Smith to say he's "thoroughly confident" in the accuracy of his story and has "nothing further to add."

10 comments:

Gordon said...

Perhaps The Dick's not denying the article solely to try and stay out of jail. Perhaps he's denying it because it made him look like a little 'fraidy-cat pussy as well.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Gordon - LOL!

You may have somethin' there, pal.

themom said...

He doesn't have the power of the Bush WH to hide behind anymore. His best best is a heart attack.

Riot Kitty said...

I love the way you write! You always crack me up and you're always right on target.

Grandpa Eddie said...

themom - I'd rather see Cheney have the heart attack....live on TV...chest clutching and gagging all the way to the fucking floor!

Grandpa Eddie said...

Riot Kitty - We aim to please everyone....well most everyone....well everyone 'cept them conservatard motherfuckers.

ZIRGAR said...

Whaaaaaaaaaat? Neocons lie? Since when? I'm going to have to look into this, mister!

Seeing Eye Chick said...

Where have you been all my blogging life?

Got Caught with his fingers up the Bible did he?

That whole administration was a bunch of Apocalyptic fuctards. Good Riddance!

I can't stand any man who is on the rag more than I am, and Renfield counts in that respect.

Grandpa Eddie said...

ZIRGAR - Shocking, isn't it!

Hey, while you're looking into that, if ya come across anything where they actually the whole truth, would you let me know?

Grandpa Eddie said...

Seeing Eye Chick - Been right here my dear.

BTW, I like the way you talk.