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Friday, October 7, 2011

War Criminal Squirms

Oct 7th, 2011

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had a helluva time dealing with al-Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara this week.

Via Mediaite:

"Foukara asked Rumsfeld to elaborate on how he saw the policies in Iraq, namely, whether he felt "responsible for the killing of innocent Iraqis." The mere formulation of the question resulted in much crosstalk, with Rumsfeld arguing that Foukara’s assertions were "fundamentally false" and asking him whether he "want[s] to yell or do you want to do an interview?" Foukara attempted to rephrase his question: "Do you think the numbers of US troops that you went into Iraq with did absolve you from the responsibility of tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis killed by the coalition and those criminals you talked about?" He implored Rumsfeld to "give me a straight answer."

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