HomeOpinionListen Guys, I Have The Perfect Solution To This Iraq Thing Paul June 21, 2014 Opinion 17 Comments 4 Follow Duffel Blog: By Donald Rumsfeld Ever since President Barack Obama took over, we’ve seen the Middle East become completely and utterly destabilized. From Iraq to Syria to Afghanistan, this president has watched as the region has gone up in flames. It’s just been really sad to see, especially when I saw firsthand what a stable and flourishing Middle East could actually look like. When I left my position as defense secretary in 2006, Iraqis — with a love for democracy just like our founding fathers — were refreshing the tree of liberty with the blood of practically everyone, not just tyrants. At least four or five Iraqis were optimistic about their future, while the so-called elites in our country constantly talked up bad news. And then Obama came in, and all hell broke loose. Terrorists have taken over Iraq once again. We know where they are, in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat. And by God, what happens if these terrorists use nuclear weapons? That’s not a world I want to live in. Now, I didn’t say they had nuclear weapons of course, but absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. They could have them. I mean, we just don’t know. Anyway, listen up guys. I have the perfect solution to this whole Iraq thing. While our president wants to just sit on his hands, we need to do what everyone knows we should do: Send in too few American troops in unarmored vehicles to fight in a country we don’t understand. Now I know what you’re thinking: Secretary Rumsfeld, who can we rely on to right the ship? Who has the expertise to fix this terrible problem in Iraq? Was that actually your question? Were you asking who has the military expertise or who is actually an expert on the Middle East from a policy standpoint? Because that’s really a poorly-worded question. If I were advising the president today, I would recommend we go back in there and hunt down these terrorists. It’s just that simple. The only way to defend against terrorists is to go after them. We must stay on the offensive and remain engaged, because history has of course shown that radical Islamists eventually stop fighting if we just wait them out. So let’s get back in there. Attrition is the mission. Like I always say, we need to act first, plan later. Donald Rumsfeld is an American politician and businessman. He served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford, and as the 21st Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2006 under President George W. Bush. He’s best known for writing about 40,000 memos only Errol Morris would be insane enough to read, and for forging the “strategy” behind Operation: Enduring Clusterfuck and Operation: Iraqi Shitshow. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/AyQw7 Bill Plank says: June 22, 2014 at 3:14 PM Evacuate all of the Americans, clusterbomb the shit out of all of the country (God will sort out the “Good” guys) and take control of the Oil fields (That’s what it’s all about, anyway, right?) Then the Oil companies won’t have an excuse to raise our gas prices just in time for vacation season. We owe this to all of our Armed Forces personnel that either died or came home permanently disabled from trying to fight someone else’s war! Ed Dosch says: June 22, 2014 at 9:13 AM I guess we need another Bush in Office The other two didn,t finish the Job. Robert Dawson says: June 21, 2014 at 8:44 PM Too bad our troops didn’t frag him ten years ago Herb Thacker says: June 21, 2014 at 1:14 PM The mentioning of John McCain makes my blood boil. Everyone who served in Namn knew the Bastard was a snitch. He was too chickenshit to bail out over the South China Sea, instead he brought his A/C inland to eject. No sharks in Hanoi. Watch him on TV he cannot look anyone stright in the eye when being ask something. God Bless America he didn’t get elected President. Virgil Horsley says: June 21, 2014 at 12:44 PM LOL “At least four or five Iraqis were optimistic about their future, while the so-called elites in our country constantly talked up bad news.” Don’t know what I like more DB posts or the people like Chip and company who get bent out of shape by the articles. Dave Herrington says: June 21, 2014 at 12:14 PM Absence of evidence isn’t evidence of absence. I bet he has that tattooed on his wanker. Gary Villani says: June 21, 2014 at 12:14 PM Shame on me for remembering admiring the times I cheered Rummy’s stand-up routine. He seldom sat at his desk. I thought he was tough and savvy. We know now he never sat still for any shit because his head was so far up up his own ass. Gittipong Paruchabutr says: June 21, 2014 at 11:59 AM strategerey at its finest! Elijah Kautzman says: June 21, 2014 at 11:59 AM You spelled Operation: Enduring Operation wrong. Mark Paterson says: June 21, 2014 at 11:59 AM Stay retired & give the people of Iraq fight for their freedom. We will help them but wippen the out will not help. Just remember if the terrist attack are country again we will be back. I think they have learned their lesson after 911. Time for these rain countries to step up to the plate. Jack Mallory says: June 21, 2014 at 10:14 AM Did someone put a sign up outside, telling people to check their sense of humor at the door? Toadman's Tank Pictures says: June 21, 2014 at 9:28 AM And the water boarding of kittens continues at the CIA… Dan Widge says: June 21, 2014 at 7:58 AM My policy in life is to not hate people…but if you really must hate, only hate one or two people. Rumsfeld is on my list. When the assclown told America that ll the vehicles being used in Iraq were armored, as I looked outside our tent at the POS canvas Humvee with the Hajjii armor sides. Carl Milan says: June 21, 2014 at 6:29 AM we don’t belong in Iraq…Iraq doesn’t want freedom.. Frank Grochowski says: June 21, 2014 at 6:14 AM that is rummy to a T Chip Troiano says: June 21, 2014 at 6:14 AM This is the same jerk off that responded to complaints from troops in combat in Iraq that they were lining their Humvees with their body armor because they did not have up armored vehicle YOU GO TO WAR WITH WHAT YOU GOT. Wrong!!! He did not go to war, he sent our children to die in war with less than proper equipment. Why??? troops are expendable and he did not give a shit!! This creep, along with Deadeye Dick Cheney and John (I never saw a war I didn’t want to get into) McCain should SHUT THE FU** UP!!! Jack Mallory says: June 21, 2014 at 5:44 AM You gotta stop. You’re f—— killing me every morning. Love the Errol Morris ref.