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Donald Henry Rumsfeld
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Mr. Rumsfeld
Political Party: Republican
Education: Princeton University (A.B.)
Religion Presbyterianism
Born July 9 1932

As Orwell pointed out most effectively, governments control language as well as people. Since the Abu Ghraib prison scandal broke, our government, from the highest officials in Washington to Army prison guards in Baghdad, have used every euphemism they can think of to avoid the word that clearly characterizes what some of our soldiers and civilian contractors have been doing: torture. [1]

Donald  Henry "Rummy" Rumsfeld was a disgraced former Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush. He faced severe criticism after the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse. Rumsfeld tried to deny torture happened in Abu Ghraib saying "What has been charged so far is abuse, which I believe technically is different from torture. I'm not going to address the 'torture' word." [1]

App

In 2016 Rumsfeld started working on a app called Churchill Solitaire which is a game that Winston Churchill played during his time.[2]

Quotes

  • When addressing a declassified 2002 memo showing that the conclusion that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was based on faulty analysis, Rumsfeld was confronted by comedian Stephen Colbert, when asked whether or not it was the right thing to do based on a partial picture of the situation, Rumsfeld answered: "If it were a fact, it wouldn’t be called intelligence,”.

References

3. Colbert Interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z3z7DvoA-M


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