Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy

Rumsfeld His Rise Fall and Catastrophic Legacy Book by Cockburn Andrew

Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy Andrew In turns amusing and depressing, Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy is the most useful guide yet published on the mismanagement that has all but crippled the most powerful military force in the world. Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy by Click to read about Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy by Andrew Cockburn LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers All about Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy by Andrew Cockburn LibraryThing is Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy by This is a short, stridently anti Rumsfeld biography that focuses on his political career, business dealings, and time as SecDef Has a bit of a rushed feel, as if the author was trying to get it published as soon as possible after Rumsfeld s demise. Journalist and Author Andrew Cockburn on Donald Rumsfeld The book is called Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy The author, Andrew Cockburn, joins from us Washington, D.C writer and lecturer on defense and national security affairs and Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy It would be out of character for Cockburn to write a balanced biography of Donald Rumsfeld, and this dark portrait of a manipulative schemer presents few redeeming qualities Cockburn is, however, an assiduous investigator and skillful narrator The story he tells is almost Shakespearean in its concluding tragedy Out of the wreckage of the Nixon and Ford years comes the elder Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy Andrew Donald Rumsfeld, who as secretary of defense oversaw the army, navy, air force, and marines from to December , is widely blamed for the catastrophic state of America s involvement in Iraq. Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy Andrew Mar , After the presidential election, Donald Rumsfeld sent George H W Bush a congratulatory letter In it, Rumsfeld, who had antagonized Review Rumsfeld His rise, fall, and catastrophic legacy Mar , Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy By Andrew Cockburn pages Scribner . Verso Books After the presidential election, Donald Rumsfeld Rumsfeld His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy English Cockburn exposes Rumsfeld s early career as an Illinois congressman, his rise to prominence as an official in the Nixon White House, his careful maneuvering to avoid the fallout of the Watergate scandal, and his skillful infighting as secretary of defense under President Ford. Watch The Full Program Online Rumsfeld s War PBS This report traces Donald Rumsfeld s career from his time as an adviser to President Nixon to his rise as the oft seen and well known face of the George W Bush administration during the wars in

  • Title: Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy
  • Author: Andrew Cockburn
  • ISBN: 9781416535744
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book by Cockburn, Andrew

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    1. Cockburn begins the last chapter of this Rumsfeld bio by describing a March 2006 "Parade of Heroes." These were regular events in which veterans walked through the Pentagon, to be celebrated by Defense Department officials. This event was special because it was to be, according to a Pentagon email, "all amputees, andwith military members from all four services." The veterans, some wheelchair-bound, others steel-limbed, are applauded by the officials who mismanaged the wars that had injured them. [...]

    2. This is not a subtle portrayal but then its subject was hardly a subtle man. A major player in recent American politics and also in the U.S. corporate world, Rumsfeld gets a glossy, succinct overview full of revealing character details compiled and written by a veteran reporter. The subtitle accurately describes how Cockburn sees his target. His droll evaluations of the strategies, techniques, judgements and manipulations surrounding the Iraq War and its aftermath are hilarious least they would [...]

    3. 'Andrew Cockburn, for more than 20 years one of the most magnificently politically incorrect mavericks of English-language journalism, has now rectified the incompetence, laziness, and plain servility of the mainstream American media with this invaluable new book. Lean and muscular, with not a sentence wasted, it documents old suspicions, strips away hoary myths, and reveals startling new knowledge.'Read the full review, "King of the Plastic Rambos," on our website:theamericanconservative

    4. Reads like a novel. If you think that "public servants" spend even five per cent of their time acting for the commonweal, you would be wrong. Ambition and petty infighting crowd out any concern for the American people. Read this book to learn how assholian Rumsfeld is.

    5. This is a short, stridently anti-Rumsfeld biography that focuses on his political career, business dealings, and time as SecDef. Has a bit of a rushed feel, as if the author was trying to get it published as soon as possible after Rumsfeld's demise. I did enjoy the rather strange story of Rumsfeld's Major themes include his history of threat exaggeration and challenging intelligence professionals to darken their analyses, his control freak handling of the policy-making process, the failure of hi [...]

    6. The life of the youngest, and oldest defence secretary in American history. This is a story, not of a politician, but of a wannabe king, or tsar, implanting himself at the higher echelons of political life and demanding fealty to his power. An arrogant, conceited tragedy of a man given one of the most important jobs to do at a critical time, and he failed. He failed his government, he failed his country, he failed Iraq, Afghanistan and the rest of the world. Most of all, possibly, he failed mora [...]

    7. Tragic story of a terribly flawed individual given immense power to destroy lives by the most inept President in our nation's history, many many people suffered and died as a result of their hubristic incompetence.

    8. Why is this man not in jail? Where is he? How could we be such idiots as to allow men like this into power.

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