Archive for Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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.


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.


DeckDoctors 5 years 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.

Jayhawk1958 5 years ago

Gag. One of the Forces of Evil in the GWB administration.

KEITHMILES05 5 years 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 adminstration got the job done. Rummy didn't.

Now, go cry a river!

Jonathan Fox 5 years ago

This administration had no hand in causing any of the Bush era strategies to change, only continuing the work already being done under Bush, thus having no special impact in his capture.

Bush's administration was the one that established all the Bin Laden tracking tactics that led to his capture.

Just because it happened while Obama was president, doesn't change the fact that his administration didn't do anything that the Bush administration didn't establish.

"You have to give credit where credit is due..."

Crazy_Larry 5 years ago

A pathological liar and a tool of the MICC--that's what Rumsfeld is.

Crazy_Larry 5 years ago

Rumsfeld knew Iraq had WMDs because he sold them to Saddam in the early 80s.

Richard Heckler 5 years ago

Ray McGovern is a former CIA officer if my memory serves me well.

DeckDoctors 5 years 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...

Patricia Davis 5 years ago

And don't forget Rummy did war on the cheap because he was so arrogant. Thousands of our soldiers have been injured or killed because we sent them into battle without protecting them sufficiently. Rummy should be sent to Gitmo and forgotten about.

DeckDoctors 5 years ago

Bloviate much? What proof do you have he was cheap and endangered our soldiers? I have heard him speak many times and I have never seen this arrogance you accuse him of, however, you seem to be quite fond of your opinion and able to judge a true American patriot to a prison for Islamic extremists. Real men often have had to fight and protect the U.S. without the cover of the lib media and hiding in the oval office while ordering hits with drones.

DeckDoctors 5 years ago

Who's talking about Bush? Stick to the subject matter if you can. You think Dear Leader is a mighty warrior eh? He would lose to a wet paper bag...

bad_dog 5 years ago

Wet paper bag = more integrity than Ronald Dumsfeld.

Paul R Getto 5 years ago

True. He went in cheap and W kept it off the books.

DeckDoctors 5 years ago

What a weak rebuttal. I stand with the Secretary's record of service. He was sent as an envoy. Don't your type like meeting and glad handing all our enemies, and when Dear Leader feels the mood, bow to them?

DeckDoctors 5 years ago

Re-write history much? Iraq chose to be our enemy and thumb their nose at us, we did not make them an enemy. You seem to have an aversion to patriots giving their lives to secure your freedom, you call them dead americans. If one were to follow your example you seem to be saying nothing is worth dying for, not even your freedom. So you will always be a chameleon in life, who will not take a stand if it were to cost you your life. That is a sad state of living. You're no leader for freedom.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years ago

" Iraq chose to be our enemy and thumb their nose at us, we did not make them an enemy."

Iraq never attacked the US, and never had any intention of doing so. Which makes your statement just as idiotically ignorant as every one of your previous posts.

DeckDoctors 5 years ago

Some feeble minds can't entertain the thought that liberating people from torture and death is a noble cause. Cowards stand by when defenseless people are being killed. People who do not recognize tyranny and do something about it are affront to humankind. You think you are wise by defending saddam I suppose, and you think me ignorant because I would fight for freedom for all people, not just those of a selfish liberal mindset.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years ago

What a fraud you are. You couldn't care less about the Iraqi people or anyone else for that matter. You're a petty, small-minded worshiper of greed and violence, and nothing more.

DeckDoctors 5 years ago

You know nothing of me nor my thoughts. You seem to be a very bitter person that pretends to be able to judge other humans...sad really. You aptly name yourself.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years ago

I know what you write in your posts, and that indicates precisely the type of person I described above.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years ago

And quit clicking the like button on your own posts.

DeckDoctors 5 years ago

Typical liberal mindset, tolerant and all knowing to the point of showing OCD.

DeckDoctors 5 years 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.

Joe Blackford II 5 years ago

Let's not forget, he was Nixon's director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, where he put Dick Cheney on the payroll.

I recall Rumsfeld spoke at KSU the day after resigning as Sec. of Defense. Seems to have taken KU a # of years to catch up. I'm sure the hollow ring of Rumsfeld's truths are still echoing in Bramlage Coliseum.

DeckDoctors 5 years ago

Tell that to your Dear Leader. Libya sound familiar? When called or needed I will gladly defend the constitution of the United States.

blindrabbit 5 years 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.

Cait McKnelly 5 years 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?

cabocrazed 5 years ago

AI is nothing but a bunch of bed wetting wusses. Cry me a river.

yourworstnightmare 5 years 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".

Crazy_Larry 5 years ago

And many of Rumsfeld's and Cheney's cronies made billions of dollars off the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. "The US Army said in early April that Halliburton had been paid $50.3m out of the contract that could be worth up to $7bn over two years."

blindrabbit 5 years 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.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years ago

That might explain why the oligarchs just did a legislative coup to remove the president (who was not an oligarch like them and the Bushies.)

DillonBarnes 5 years ago

Anyone who makes a blanket statement like that has the smallest mind of all.

Crazy_Larry 5 years ago

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

Maddy Griffin 5 years ago

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

DeckDoctors 5 years ago

Its difficult to hear anything is one is always opening their mouth to let hot air escape.

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