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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to speak at KU’s Dole Institute

July 10, 2012, 9:41 a.m. Updated July 10, 2012, 2:41 p.m.

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Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will speak at 4 p.m. July 26 at the Dole Institute of Politics. The event is free, open to the public and will include a book sale and signing.

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will speak at 4 p.m. July 26 at the Dole Institute of Politics. The event is free, open to the public and will include a book sale and signing.

Two-time U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will speak at the Dole Institute of Politics later this month, Kansas University announced Tuesday.

The former chief of staff for President Gerald Ford will be featured in a Dole Forum event 4 p.m. July 26 at the institute on KU’s West Campus. The event is free, open to the public and will include a book sale and signing.

“Few people have had the opportunity to work as a Cabinet member under three different White House administrations,” Dole Institute director Bill Lacy said. “We look forward to hearing firsthand accounts of the secretary’s extensive career during some of the most infamous and pivotal moments in U.S. history.”

Rumsfeld was also Ford’s defense secretary and is best known for returning to the post under President George W. Bush and leading the Pentagon during wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He resigned in 2006 and since then has written a memoir, established an educational foundation and served as a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

He will be available for a limited, 30-minute book signing at the close of the July 26 program. According to the Dole Institute, in the interest of time, there will be a two-signature maximum per person for the book signing. Both hardback and paperback copies of his book will be available for sale.

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grammaddy 1 year, 9 months ago

Why?? Haven't we heard enough of his b.s.?

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Crazy_Larry 1 year, 9 months ago

Someone should ask Rummy to clarify whether or not he is a flesh eating lizard man.

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blindrabbit 1 year, 9 months ago

cait48: 43 , rummy and Darth Vader may not leave the country as you suggest, but my understanding is the 41 and the "Shrub" have obtained vast land holdings in Paraguay as their "escape hatch". It is ironic that many of the nazi war criminals used Paraguay in the same fashion; hinding under the dictator Strossener (sp). From what I understand, much of the countryside of that S.A. country is very much like Central Texas.

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yourworstnightmare 1 year, 9 months ago

Mr. Rumsfeld holds the dubious distinction of forcing the USA into a war against Iraq on false pretenses and because of choice not need.

Rumsfeld's war of choice is over, but the damage will last for decades.

"You go to war on the evidence you make up, not on the evidence that exists".

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Cait McKnelly 1 year, 9 months ago

Rumsfeld, like GWB, will never leave the country again (or at least go to Europe). He, along with Bush II and Cheney, are on Amnesty International's hit list for war crimes. Now wouldn't it be something to see that trio go up before the Hague?

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blindrabbit 1 year, 9 months ago

As a Viet vet who along with his country had to endure Robert McNamara as Secretary of Defense; the current generation had Donald Rumsfeld as it's albatross. Both of these individuals were not qualified for the position they held and both were consumed by arrogance and ego. Why would Bob Dole and the Center at KU foist this clown on us is beyond logic.

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Lateralis 1 year, 9 months ago

“You assertion about the current administration is laughable and sad and negates what you said earlier in your diatribe.

Under Rummy's watch he didn't catch the dear man the current administration killed. You have to give credit where credit is due and this administration got the job done. Rummy didn't.” – KEITHMILES05

Well the current administration did enjoy the success of our illegal operation that killed Osama. The thing we have to remember is Rumsfeld and the Bush administration missed their chance to get him within days after 911. They chose to go big as opposed to rely on our excellent intelligence from when we supported Al Qaeda (ala the Mujahideen) and the Taliban in Afghanistan’s war with the Soviets.

It took Israel 20 years to get Eichmann and he helped kill 6 million people. Israel did what we preach to all other nations which is let the proper course of justice prevail. Apprehend, charge, and sentence. Being a free nation isn’t always easy and sometimes our values get in the way of justifiable rage but that’s the price of being a just and fair nation. I would rather us take 20 years to get Osama than sacrifice thousands of American lives.

Carrying out clandestine assassinations without the country’s knowledge or consent is against international law, is criminal, and opposes everything we tell other nations to do.

Obama’s secretary of state even admits we created Al Qaeda.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifZK6SVlQ1Y

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Lateralis 1 year, 9 months ago

DeckDoctors 27 minutes ago

"Like I said, cowards avoid danger and innocent lives anywhere are worth setting free. You fail to see things in a humanitarian light...sad really. Try to think of others for a change."

Lateralis - So when did your tour in Iraq and Afghanistan begin?

Right…I thought so. See this is where putting your money where your mouth is gets blind patriots like yourself in trouble. Pick up a weapon and get to steppin'.

Reality check: The candidate to receive the most campaign donations from active military members is Ron Paul….a true patriot that protects the most important people from death, torture, and harm…our brothers, sisters, fathers, and mothers in the military. Our constitutions only allow us to go to war when declared and there is nothing in the constitution that authorizes nation building and regime change.

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/02/06/ron-paul-awash-in-active-duty-military-donations

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DeckDoctors 1 year, 9 months ago

He stood for freedom and the U.S. Constitution, and showed great respect for our military and people in general. I would suppose the communists, saddam and Taliban thought he was evil...

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Lateralis 1 year, 9 months ago

Donnie Rummy should be arrested on the spot. He's a war criminal and has thousands of dead soldiers' blood on his hands as well as thousands upon thousands of innocent lives. I hope there's a Q&A. I have a few questions that would stump him. The first would be..."have you ever read the constitution?"

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DeckDoctors 1 year, 9 months ago

Welcome Mr. Secretary! And thank you for your patriotic service to America!! Thank God for adults like you in our country's service. Your common sense and concern for your fellow man is refreshing from all the sniping and cowardly acts of this administration.

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Scut Farkus 1 year, 9 months ago

When did they begin scheduling comedians?

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KansasLiberal 1 year, 9 months ago

Rumsfeld is lucky that the rule of law doesn't apply to people like him in America.

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