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Donald Rumsfeld: Dear America, The Bush Administration Screwed Up Iraq

•, by Jonas E. Alexis

Donald Rumsfeld, one of the staunch defenders of the Iraq invasion, has recently lamented that George W. Bush was wrong. Pay close attention:

"The idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me unrealistic. I was concerned about it when I first heard those words. I'm not one who thinks that our particular template of democracy is appropriate for other countries at every moment of their histories."[1]

Is this the same Rumsfeld who politically stripped himself before audience and the entire nation declaring that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction? How did he suddenly come to this revelation? If he had those feelings in the beginning, why was he suppressing them?