Portrait of the Artist as a Man
July 2, 2021


Rumsfeld was working in his office on the morning that a hijacked jet flew into the Pentagon. During the first minutes of terror, he displayed bravery and leadership. But within a few hours, he was already entertaining catastrophic ideas, according to notes taken by an aide: best info fast. Judge whether good enough [to] hit S.H. [Saddam Hussein] @ same time. Not only UBL [Osama bin Laden].” And later: Go massive. Sweep it all up. Things related and not.” These

Source: How Rumsfeld Deserves to Be Remembered by George Packer, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/how-donald-rumsfeld-deserves-be-remembered/619334/

I was in college during the Iraq war post 9-11 Iraq war. I remember turning on CNN when Bush announced the first wave of troops. My partner and I kept the news on straight for days. It’s interesting to see some of the most brazen lies that got us there started even before the towers fell…

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