"Our nation is
engaged in what promises to be a long struggle in the global war on terror.
In this war the most critical battles may not be in
the mountains of
Afghanistan - or the streets of Iraq but in
newsrooms in New York, London, Cairo and elsewhere.
have skillfully adapted to fighting wars in today's media age, but for the most
part we - our government, the media or our
society in general have not.
Our government is
only beginning to adapt to the 21st
For the most part, our government still functions as a
five-and-dime store in an EBay world.
growing number of media outlets in many
parts of the world still have relatively immature standards and practices
that too often serve to inflame and distort rather than to explain and
other extremist movements have utilized these forums for many years,
successfully adding more poison to
the Muslim public's view of the West, but we have barely even begun
to compete in reaching their audiences.
Let there be no doubt that
the longer it takes to put a strategic communications framework
into place, the more we can be be filled by the enemy and by
hostile news sources
who most assuredly will not paint an accurate image of what is actually taking
We have become somewhat more adept in these areas, but
progress is slow.
In Iraq, for example, the United States military
command, working closely with the Iraqi government and the
US Embassy, has sought nontraditional means to provide
accurate information to the Iraqi people in the face of
an aggressive campaign of
Yet this has been portrayed as inappropriate: for
example, the allegations of "buying
The resulting explosion of critical media stories then
causes all activity, all initiative, to stop.
Improving our efforts will
likely mean embraing new institutions to engage people around the world.
During the Cold War,
institutions such as the United States
Information Agency and Radio Free Europe
proved to be valuable instruments.
We need to consider the possibility
of new organizations and programs that can serve a similarly valuable role in
the war on terror.
Although the enemy is increasingly skillful at
manipulating the media and using the tools of communications to its advantage,
it should be noted that we have an advantage as well.
And that is,
quite simply, that truth is on our side.
Ultimately, the truth wins out.
I believe with
every bone in my body that free people, exposed to sufficient information,
will, over time, find their way to the right decision.
fighting a battle in which the survival of our
free way of life is
It is a test of
wills, and it will be won or lost with our public and the publics of free
nations around the world.
We need to do all we can to correct the
lies being told, shatter the appeal of
the enemy and attract supporters to our noble and necessary efforts to defeat
violent extremism around the globe."
"One can't help but think that Nazi propagandist
Joseph Goebbels is
Donald Rumsfeld's piece
from the grave." - Chris Wolfe
"Free people all over the Earth have already been
exposed to sufficient information to find their way to the truth:
Donald Rumsfeld's arrogance, disregard for life, duplicity and
incompetence helped pave the way to unnecessary war.
Bigger and better
spin control will not change this fact nor the minds of the Earth's
free-thinking citizens."- Paul Nichols
"I've worked with Don Rumsfeld three times in my
I've been to each of his houses, in Chicago, Taos, Santa Fe,
Santo Domingo, and Las Vegas.
I'm very, very fond of him, but I'm
crushed by his performance.
Don Rumsfeld certainly fooled me."-
Donald Henry Rumsfeld graduated
Princeton University on academic and NROTC partial scholarships.
graduated in with an A.B. in Political Science.
Donald Henry Rumsfeld is
in the US Navy from 1954 to 1957 as an aviator and flight
Donald Henry Rumsfeld
is elected to the House of
Representatives for the 13th Congressional District in Illinois, at the age
of 30, and serves until 1969.
Rumsfeld resigns from Congress to serve in the
Richard Nixon administration as
director of the Office of Economic
Opportunity, Assistant to the President, and a member of the
President's Cabinet (1969-1970); named Counselor to the President in December
of 1970, director of the Economic Stabilization Program; and member of the
President's Cabinet (1971-1972).
1973 Donald Henry Rumsfeld leaves Washington to
serve as US Ambassador to the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, Belgium.
1974 Donald Henry Rumsfeld is
White House Chief of
Staff (1974-1975); and the Secretary of Defense (1975-1977) for
1977 to 1985
Donald Henry Rumsfeld serves as CEO,
president, and then chairman of GD Searle.
Under Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Searle got the FDA approval for
aspartame which was marketed as NutraSweet®.
Rumsfeld made $12 million from Searle's sale to
-1986 Donald Henry Rumsfeld serves as a member of the President's
General Advisory Committee on Arms Control for
1982 - 1983 Special envoy on Law
of the Sea Treaty.
1984 Senior advisor to Panel on
Strategic Systems; member of the US Joint Advisory Commission on
US/Japan Relations; special envoy to the Middle East and the main conduit
for American military intelligence,
hardware and strategic advice
to Saddam Hussein, then fighting
Iran in the
1988 - 1989 Member of the National Economic Commission.
1987 - 1990 Member of the National
Commission on the Public Service.
1992 Member of the Board of
Visitors of the National Defense University.
1989 - 1991 Member of the Commission on US/Japan Relations.
1990-1993 CEO of General Instrument.
1992 - 1993 Member FCC High Definition Television Advisory
1998 - 1999 Chairman of the
on the Ballistic Missile Threat to the US.
1999 Director of Gulfstream Aerospace, Donald Henry Rumsfeld
stock in the corportation reportedly is valued at $11 million when the
incorporation is acquired by defense contractor
joining the cabinet of George Walker
Bush, Donald Henry Rumsfeld served on the board of
directors of several corporations:
Gilead Sciences, a fledgling biotech
incorporation (developer of Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) which is
used in the treatment of bird flu);
Tribune Company, which owns the
Chicago Tribune and Los
Group Chairman Emeritus ;
Swiss firm Asea Brown Boveri;
(In 2000 Asea Brown Boveri sold two light
water nuclear reactors for installation in
Member of the Council on Foreign Relations;
longtime associate, winner of the Center for Security Policy 1998 "Keeper of the Flame"
member, board of trustees Hoover
board member Freedom House;
board member RAND
former chairman Committee for the Free
member Bohemian Club;
founder and active member of the
for the New American Century.
1999 - 2000
Member of the US Trade Deficit Review Commission.
2000 Chairman of the US
Commission to Assess National Security Space Management and
As Secretary of Defense for George Walker Bush
Rumsfeld implemented the Rumsfeld Doctrine which sought to increase force
readiness by decreasing the amount of supplies required to maintain forces and
reducing the numbers in a theater.
This is done mainly by using LAVs
(Light Armoured Vehicles) to
scout for enemies who are then destroyed via airstrikes.
Afghanistan and the Iraq
wars are considered the two closest implementations of the Rumsfeld Doctrine.
authorized the mistreatment of detainees at
Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq,
authorized the army to break the Geneva Convention by not
registering all prisoners and authorized civilian contractors to use techniques
such as sleep deprivation during interrogation in memos and letters
according to former US Army Brigadier General Janis Karpinski.
methods consisted of making prisoners stand for long periods,
sleep deprivation ...
playing music at full
volume, having to sit in uncomfortably ... Rumsfeld authorized these
specific techniques. The
handwritten signature was above Rumsfeld's printed name and in the same
handwriting in the margin was written: "Make sure this is accomplished" -
former US Army Brigadier General Janis Karpinski
Former US Army
Brigadier General Janis Karpinski said in November 2006 she was ready to
testify against Rumsfeld if a suit filed by civil rights groups in Germany over
Abu Ghraib led to a full investigation.
In a memo titled "Illustrative New
Courses of Action" issued November 6, 2006 Donald Henry Rumsfeld suggested
that one way to solve the Iraq problem is by paying off key political and
religious leaders so they would be more compliant with American occupying
"On the eve of the invasion, as it began to dawn on a few US
officials that the price for rebuilding Iraq would be vastly greater than they
had been told, the degree of miscalculation was illustrated in an encounter
between Donald Henry Rumsfeld, then the defense secretary, and Jay Garner, the
retired lieutenant general who had hastily been named the chief of what would
be a short lived civilian authority called the
Office of Reconstruction and
Humanitarian Assistance. Garner presented Rumsfeld with several alternative
rebuilding plans, including one that would include projects across Iraq.
"What do you think that'll cost?" Rumsfeld asked of the more expansive
"I think it's going to cost billions of dollars," Garner said.
"My friend," Rumsfeld replied, "if you think we're going to spend a
billion dollars of our money over there, you are sadly mistaken."
Before that year was out, the United States had appropriated more than
$20 billion for the reconstruction.
The secondary effects of the
invasion and its aftermath were among the most important factors that radically
changed the outlook.
Tables in the history show that measures of things
like the production of electricity and oil; public access to potable water,
mobile and landline telephone service; and the presence of Iraqi security
forces all plummeted at least 70%, and in some cases all the way to zero, in
the weeks after the invasion.
Subsequent tables in the history give a
fast-forward view of what happened as the avalanche of money tumbled into Iraq
over the next five years.
By the time a sovereign Iraqi government took
over from the Americans in June 2004, none of those services - with a single
exception, mobile phones - had returned to prewar levels.
And by the
time of the security improvements in 2007 and 2008, electricity output had, at
best, a precarious 10% lead on its levels under
Saddam Hussein; oil production was still
below prewar levels; and access to potable water had increased about 30%,
although with the nation's ruined piping system it was unclear how much
actually reached people's homes uncontaminated." - James Glanz and T. Christian
Rumsfeld, using a Pentagon study, holds up construction of
wind farms in the Midwest by claiming they
will make it impossible for military radar to work correctly.
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