Rumsfeld's heart is a black hole
Sure, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern displayed courage and tenacity, and even outwitted the intellectually squirrelly Rumsfeld, at a speech Rumsfeld delivered in Atlanta yesterday:
"Why did you lie to get us into a war that caused these kind of casualties and was not necessary?" asked Ray McGovern, the former analyst.
But it was the anti-war protestors who really caught my attention. Outbursts at Bush administration events have been previously unheard of because political opponents have been forbidden by the Bush Gestapo from getting anywhere near the cameras and reporters.
In particular, there was a pointed and heartbreaking question by the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq:
Rumsfeld also faced tough questions from a woman identifying herself as Patricia Robertson, who said she had lost her son in Iraq. Robertson said she is now raising her grandson and asked whether the government could provide any help.
Remember that Rumsfeld is the man in charge of our military men and women, a man representing the federal government, a man in charge of hundreds of billions of tax dollars every year.
What did he say?
Rumsfeld told the mother to look for help on the internet:
Rumsfeld referred her to a Web site listing aid organizations.
Watch for the White House to shut down live broadcasts of administration speeches. Dissent threatens the monarchy.
In answering McGovern's question, Rumsfeld continued to lie to cover up his previous lies. There's more at Think Progress.