Last night, The Daily Show lambasted the appearances of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld on Fox News where they and Fox had the audacity to pretend they had enough national security cred to lecture President Obama about Benghazi. Well, I hope someone on TDS staff was watching On The Record tonight because Greta Van Susteren had not one but two segments with Rummy to opine on the White House controversies. And not once but twice she teased the segments by asking, “What would Rumsfeld do?”
In her first teaser, Van Susteren said:
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. He says the White House is facing the perfect storm: three scandals. So what would Donald Rumsfeld tell President Obama to do?
Then, in another tease about seven minutes later, Van Susteren reiterated:
Benghazi, the IRS and the DOJ secret records seizure. What would Secretary Rumsfeld tell President Obama to do about all those scandals? You’re going to hear from Secretary Rumsfeld next.
Apparently, Rumsfeld missed his Daily Show "appearance." Or else he didn’t care how badly Stewart mocked him for having accused Obama of mischaracterizing the situation in Benghazi because “it fit their hopes and what they wanted to be the case.” Stewart said, “Rumsfeld is German for promoting a narrative because it fit your hopes and what you want to be the case. …(You) don’t get to come to the victory parade for the Republicans.”
And yet, Rumsfeld offered up essentially the same analysis to Van Susteren, who never questioned a scintilla of his credibility on the subject. You can watch Rumsfeld's advice in the first two videos. The third one below is Jon Stewart's smackdown from last night.
If we don't laugh at this madness, we'll go crazy, too.
We’ve seen Cheney, Rumsfeld and Condi hitting the circuit as the media (not just Fox) aids in the national rehabilitation of the Bush administration.
Once again we have another example of Fox creating its own reality.
1. At what level does a USA government official become ‘above the law’ (national and international)?
2. Does being ‘above the law’ extend to only USA President/Vice President?
3. Are Secretarial Department heads also ‘above the law?’ How far down the chain of command does being above the law extend?
4. Do you feel free to travel outside of USA and expect to be immune to prosecution?
5. When arrested overseas, do ‘above the law’ USA government officials have the right to use international law in their defense?
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