Monday, November 10, 2003

Is Rumsfeld suffering from early Alzheimer's? 

How to explain Donald Rumsfeld vehement denial of things he previously said on camera and before congressional committees? Has George W. Bush's Strangelovian war secretary gone over the edge? Does this devious war-monger who is so full of himself think he can get away with anything he pleases? If his brain isn't being attacked by Alzheimer's disease might he have cooked it by ingesting toxic aspartame that he is responsible for getting the Federal Food and Administration to approve for human consumption?

For instance, last Feb 20, a month before Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq, he said on PBS' The News Hour, in response to a question from host Jim Lehrer about whether the Iraqis would welcome the invaders, "There is no question but that they would be welcomed." Yet on Sept. 25, when a reporter brought up his pre-invasion comments to Lehrer, Rumsfeld said, "Never said that. Never did. You may remember it well, but you're thinking of somebody else. You can't find, anywhere, me saying anything like either of those two things you just said I said."

In Sept. 18, 2002, testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Rumsfeld that Saddam Hussein "has amassed large clandestine stocks of biological weapons." Those weapons included "anthrax and botulism toxin and possibly smallpox. His regime has amassed large clandestine stockpiles of chemical weapons, including VX and sarin and mustard gas," he said.

He repeated those charges the next day before the Senate Armed Services Committee and kept hammering away in the weeks leading up to the invasion.

Now Rumsfeld denies he made those statements. He is also weasling on comments he made in a March 30 ABC News interview when he emphatically said, regarding Saddam's alleged weapons of mass destruction, "We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat." During a Sept. 10 appearance before the National Press Club, he said, "I said, 'We know they're in that area.I should have said, 'I believe we're in that area. Our intelligence tells us they're in that area,' and that was our best judgment."

Is this guy playing with a full deck or does he think the people are that stupid? We haven't quite gotten to the Memory Hole stage yet, but be assured that Rummy's Propaganda Ministry is working on it.


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