Where is Donald Rumsfeld and what is he doing?

Rumsfeld is an unrepentant war criminal, neocon extremist and chump. Search the web and you find odds and sods about him but given who he is, his connections and -to put it bluntly- that he just isn’t the kind of guy who stops doing evil, well…it’s a bit like the cliché from bad jungle adventure movies -it’s quiet, too quiet. I just can’t find to my satisfaction anything that nails down what he is up to these days (unless he’s been nailed down, which would be rather…karmic). It’s idle speculation and I’m not that interested in the appalling man but every so often I wonder.

There was this speech in Jan ’08, wiki says this-

In the months after his resignation, Rumsfeld toured the New York publishing houses in preparation for a potential memoir. Such a book would reportedly be used by Rumsfeld to justify the military strategy used in Iraq under his watch. An agreement on a book deal has not been announced. According to Time magazine, Rumsfeld is also in the early stages of establishing an educational foundation that would provide fellowships to talented individuals from the private sector who want to serve for some time in government. Rumsfeld would finance the foundation. In September 2007, Rumsfeld received a one-year appointment as a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, joining (among others) retired Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, former commander of US forces in Iraq, and fellow conservatives George Shultz and Newt Gingrich. He will participate in the institution’s new task force studying post-September 11 ideology and non-state terror.

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The suggestion he is working with other loonies at the Hoover Institution at Stanford and is also enthralled with the idea of a “21st century agency for global communications.” i.e. US rightwing propaganda across global media, leads to the obvious question- is this now in action? Also there was the idea that when he ‘resigned’ he still kept a desk at the Pentagon, does he still? He’s ultra-wealthy and has loads of corporate gigs, he’s a friend of Dick ‘secure undisclosed location’ Cheney and bought a mansion called Mount Misery which in the past was where slaves were brought to be beaten into subservience. So perhaps after a hard day’s plutocratic crime he whiles away the evenings conversing with the ghost of torture loving homicidal bigot Edward Covey? They’d certainly have an awful lot in common.

So if you have information as to his whereabouts and activities please let the world know and remember, don’t have nightmares*.

*You don’t need to, we’re in a waking one anyway.

Update: On 1st October Spencer Ackerman spotted him-

I stopped to get an egg sandwich at the deli next to my office and who should walk by but Donald Rumsfeld. This marks the third time I’ve seen Rumsfeld jaunting down Connecticut Avenue in the mornings, a goon in wraparound shades three steps behind him, death’s-head grimace (his version of a smile?) chiseled onto his face. Is a citizen’s arrest for war crimes a non-concept? I’d cite Jane’s book in my indictment.

30 Responses to “Where is Donald Rumsfeld and what is he doing?”

  1. korova Says:

    I’d like to think he has been ‘renditioned’, but I think that a little unlikely. Still, one has to have his dreams, right?

  2. RickB Says:

    So maybe he thought he was signing a cheque but it was a rendition order and some time later he gets snatched. Hmmm, very karmic, it might be the only way he sees the inside of a prison cell (outside of Porridge and OZ dvd’s). Or maybe the rumour gets out (ie now, I’m starting it) he’s turning states evidence on Cheney…suddenly Donnie has an ‘accident’. Then repeat with each regime thug, they wipe each other out in an internecine war.

  3. ralfast Says:

    This is what worries me:

    ” Rumsfeld is also in the early stages of establishing an educational foundation that would provide fellowships to talented individuals from the private sector who want to serve for some time in government. Rumsfeld would finance the foundation”

    A perpetual neocon creation machine.

  4. Dave Dubya Says:

    We know where he is. He’s in the areas north, south, east, and west of the pentagon and Cheney’s WMD arsenal bunker.

  5. RickB Says:

    Rafael- Yep, that’s horrible and it would be in keeping with the conservative movement in America, through think tanks, colleges and grants they have created a zombie army. This would be a network of horrific neocon bastards. Not prosecuting Bushco is just storing up trouble for the future.

    Dave- *Applause* the perfect answer! (although also considered would be- his whereabouts are known and unknown…etc)

  6. libhomo Says:

    He is really, really old. Maybe there are health factors.

  7. RickB Says:

    Good for you for looking on the bight side!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    do you blame everyone for your problems in life?

  9. Anonymous Says:

    No, Donnie, some of us blame you for problems in the world.

  10. kathryn Says:

    I just want an address, where i can send him a letter to let him know how I hope he suffers, how I hope he will eventually come to know the suffering and tragedy he has wrought. Too many sons and daughter were lost on his watch, under utterly false pretenses. He needs to know this.

    Will he repeat the insane tragedy of McNamara? I guess he has already.

  11. RickB Says:

    Well we have a sighting! Spencer Ackerman sez-

    I stopped to get an egg sandwich at the deli next to my office and who should walk by but Donald Rumsfeld. This marks the third time I’ve seen Rumsfeld jaunting down Connecticut Avenue in the mornings, a goon in wraparound shades three steps behind him, death’s-head grimace (his version of a smile?) chiseled onto his face. Is a citizen’s arrest for war crimes a non-concept? I’d cite Jane’s book in my indictment.

    http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/01/a_global_test/

  12. larsen Says:

    if there were a justice, He would be hung.

  13. RickB Says:

    I’d opt for life without parole, in maximum security.

  14. Komodo Says:

    If Rumsfeld still has a desk in the pentagon and is seen frequently on Connecticut Ave in a happy mood, then Obama has drunk the Kool-aid and Rummy is an advisor.

  15. RickB Says:

    He is using the bus in DC
    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Fall_from_power_Rumsfeld_relegated_to_0202.html
    I’m suspicious, usually you hear about these guys new gigs but Rummy, too quiet…

  16. Komodo Says:

    I agree. And the same for Ashcroft and Rice.

  17. RickB Says:

    I think maybe the difference is now they wield influence largely not reported upon, they are not all off fishing. Rice got the customary Kennedy board position
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/25/MN2V14URF4.DTL
    Which politely obscures her many other gigs continuing evil.
    Ashcroft was dropped when he wouldn’t go the whole way with Bushco on Big Brother
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/16/washington/16cnd-inquiries.html
    so he might be less in vogue with their gravy train but he is now a top lobbyist.

    PS. Although many low-liers are unemployed apparently
    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/For_exBush_officials_nearly_75_percent_0221.html

  18. Komodo Says:

    It’s the ones who have any influence in today’s affairs that worries me. You think because you vote them out of office that you’re rid of them only to find they are still in the mix in some way or another. They all belong in Leavenworth.

  19. RickB Says:

    That’s the scam, it’s not democracy it’s a ruling class across both parties cemented with corporate connections, so trials are looking unlikely as whatever they pretend they look after their own interests first then call it ‘bi-partisan’!

  20. GaryM Says:

    The entire Bush / Cheney group did everything to better themselves and their friends and families. Behind the present crisis is a history of the Bush clan ripping off the public and taxpayers. Just Google Silverado savings and loan for a peek at why we are in the situation America and the rest of the world find ourselves in. An honorable man,Colin Powell, was used and then hung out to twist in the wind by them. The evil men do lives long after them.

  21. J.L.Lee Says:

    I saw him a Mustang Ranch working as a janitor.

  22. Ramsfil Says:

    He will also be punished by god .

  23. I.M. Pistov Says:

    What about his partner in crime, Wolfowitz? What happened to that creep after his Bush sinecure at the World Bank fell through?

  24. Hate the Bush Says:

    Rumsfeld ought to have a bullseye painted on his forehead — he is a warmongering piece os shit!

  25. Rosie the Riveter Says:

    Rumsfeld, Shultz, Gingrich?…. sig heil!!!

  26. Judith Howard Says:

    It’s disgraceful that this war criminal is walking around free. He should be behind bars along with the gang of thugs: Cheney, Bush, Rice and Gonzalez.

  27. Free Palstine Says:

    the whole world knows this stinky criminal …. why he and other war criminals such as Blair, Cheney, Bush and the Israelis army and other thugs are free. There is NO justice exist any more!

  28. Jack Bauer's crotch Says:

    There’s nuthin on this page but a buncha commie liberals that love Al Qaeda. I’d just love to get my taser and go to work on you people. What this cuntry needs is to just go fer broke and get everybody waterboarded, it’s the only way we can be sure who the Tairists are! I luv Rush Limbaugh and Chaney and Rumsfeld what’s wrong with yew people! I’m votin fer Perry – gimme mah flue shot!

  29. RickB Says:

    Surely that should be Jack Bauer’s ass?


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