Friday, September 21, 2007

An undistinguished fellow

Rumsfeld is stirring up the shit again.
The appointment of Donald H. Rumsfeld, the former defense secretary, as a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution is drawing fierce protests from faculty members and students at Stanford University and is threatening to rekindle tensions between the institution, a conservative research body, and the more liberal campus.

Some 2,100 professors, staff members, students and alumni have signed an online petition protesting Mr. Rumsfeld’s appointment, which will involve advising a task force on ideology and terrorism. Faculty members say he should not have been offered the post because of his role in the Bush administration’s prosecution of the Iraq war.
Can't this fucking guy just stay tucked away in his Eastern Shore slave-breaking compound or at the American Enterprise Institute (I doubt there is much difference in philosophy between the two)? For a "think tank" that is clearly short on serious thinking and long on Manichean world views, they surely have some use for the advice of "one of the worst secretaries of defense in history."

Rumsfeld's merely anticipated presence in the world outside beltway "think" tanks seems to foam people up. Here's some advice: stay out of the public sphere. You are not needed. You are not welcome. Your time is done. You've caused enough damage. Consider yourself lucky that you have managed to avoid any accountability for your disastrous existence. Tuck in and be quiet before someone finally arrests your for the war crimes you should be arrested for, you vile bastard.


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