February 21st, 2011
09:18 AM ET

Rumsfeld defends Afghan troop levels

CNN's Candy Crowley asks former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld about Afghanistan, terrorism and the Obama administration.

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  1. Dindy

    Dan..I read Revelation 19:20 ..Beast gathering kings on earth.....Thank you.

    February 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      salerno....cool down....May peace of God be with you !!!

      February 23, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      salerno...please..do not underestimate fallen soldiers. They gave their lives for others to live.

      February 23, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I am cool, and have no problem of any kind personally. I talk in a colored way to make your fallacy to emerge more clearly.
        You are unable to get to me. I respect the fallen soldiers, even some of the Nazi as at the end they were forced by draft to fiight. I do not respect the criminal soldiers fighting for a "profession" especially the pilots bombing the unharmed people.
        I admit to be glad when they die.

        February 23, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        unarmed- not unharmed

        February 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Hey how come. I want our troops to come home and let the Afghan forces protect their country men. So how come you say I am for violence. Please tell what you are saying to Taliban and Al qaeda. why me ??

      February 24, 2011 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dindy – this post is good. I agree with the statement US should stay home and stop bombing civilians in other countries.
        Osama yet proposed a truce to US and Mullah Omar who is not linked to 9/11 reached a deal with Karzai, but the US rejected. He has the right to fight the americans in his country. Osama should stop attempting to US targets in US, but US should do the same in other countries. The problem is they are supporting dictators against the people, while they are not fighting AlQaeda.

        February 24, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dan from Chicago, IL

    Boy you Islamic people want to take everything you can out of the Holy Bible but the truth and make it sound like it was made for Islam.

    February 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Dan from Chicago... Exactly . It is true.

      February 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dindy – you are taking out of the Bible false statements, as nowhere Jesus allowed violence and war especially against innocent people and children. This is why you are stupid or anti-christians worshiping a dead body of a dead religion.

      February 23, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Where does it say in revelation 10;10 that the little book was new prophecy?

        February 23, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        And then why would not God let it be known and not eaten?

        February 23, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        salerno...you are blaming us for nothing, you are telling what we did not say . Jesus is not for violence and we dont say Jesus is . Also you did not answer my question . what do you do if someone is planning to kill you and destroy your whole country in a most terrible way? you know very well how dangerous is the man? what do you do? will you say "forgive them father as they do not know what they do?
        salerno ....Jesus paid a high price for us to come to salvation . Now people cant sin because what comes next is the Judgment. Same way US do not wish to go through such disaster. what we can do is hope that this war will end soon with a solution for this terrible problem.

        February 23, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Din-Don-Dan : Joined togheter by your stupidity. You told that I have told what I never told. You told I was Taleban ! So you are stupid. You told I am worry for tax. I never told, so you are stupid. I know Jesus is not for violence, but YOU are for violence as you support war killing innocent people, so YOU ARE FALSE CHRISTIANS (and stupid as you still now fail to understand).
        Responding to your question, I thought it was clear from my post that I would NEVER HIT innocent people with WMD like missiles, and I would search Osama real location like all other civil countries like Russia or China or Iran would do. Remember the Soviet army entered in Berlin and arrived to Hitler bunkler, while the US had not the courage to do.

        February 23, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        SALERNO...you lie and lie where did I say that Jesus allow violence? where did I agree innocents should die? No where. your problem is I dont condemn troops. They dont want to kill innocents unless it happen in accident during operations .

        February 24, 2011 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        Good lord ....where did you see I said Jesus is allowing violence. May be phunny boy wrote it behalf of me. πŸ™ salerno I am battered for 7 years since I became Christian. Yet I forgive them because of Jesus, The things they did to kill me were not easy to forgive. yet through the divinity of God I could forgive. So how come a person like me saying Jesus allow me to do violence.

        February 24, 2011 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dindy – you lie or are stupid. I told Jesus did NOT allow violence, while YOU are supporting violence. This is why you are not a Jesus follower, but a dead body follower.

        February 24, 2011 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I don't care if you do not forgive your enemy, but you are cursing Jesus when you support the war killing innocent people.

        February 24, 2011 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. salerno

    The true christians cannot support or go to war killing innicent people, as this is contrarian to Jesus teaching. The Christian militia, the tempΓ²ars, during the crusade time, fought with simple arms, without targeting civilians, as they protected the pilgrins from criminals, and muslims chavalry orders allowed them to do it. Sometime there were some clashes, as individuals can be wrong, but it was not a matter of religion. Both sides commited bad actions, even more against their respective people, than against each other.

    February 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      If you call the crusaders real Christians who killed those who did not take up the cross then you are an idiot.

      February 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The crusaders templars like Jack de Molais, Dante Alighieri, were not perfect, but christians, not anti-christians like you.
        They did not kill civilians with WMD like the US military.

        February 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The only really evil crusade was the one moved against other christians, the "Catari" or "Albigesi". They were heretics, but did not kill anyone. The corrupt church exterminated the population includin women and children, like the US military is doing now in Afghanistan and like did in Iraq.

        February 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Mohammad is the false prophet that is talked about in the revelation of John and all who follow him through the great tribulation and not the Lord Jesus Christ shall follow him into the lake of fire burning with brimstone!

        February 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The false doctor spocken by the Gospels is Lutero. In S.John revelation 10.10 it is mentioned an angel giving a new little book, the Quran. So you are wrong. The false Christ is somone pretending to be Christ and inverting his teaching from peace to war and violence as YOU FALSE CHRISTIANS ARE DOING RIGHT NOW.

        February 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The kings of the earth will be united killing the believers. This is the prophecy. You can see now that the US-Nato is responsible for the violence as they have the powere and the weapon to oppress and kill the people. They created terrorism, they created suicide bombers. They will end up destroying themselves. US power is shrinking, they are no longer able to control the world. The dollar is loosing his currency reserve status and the US economy will suffer. The US decline has begun.

        February 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        I told you salerno that there are many false Christ's that will mislead many and already have. I am talking about revelation 19:20 where bin Laden and Mohammad who were cast alive in the lake of fire and burning brimstone. Yes the beast and the false prophet!

        February 22, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        Dan......no use of explaining to salerno .....he is very upset with something beyond this on going war...there are other reasons too it seems that he is upset with US. some of the things he say is true about economy of US because all thee wars cost lots of money, Yet when it come up to the religion he wants us to forgive like Jesus but he agrees what Taliban and Osama did. from saying US got the punishment from what they did(I dont agree though) Why salerno did not expect Osma to forgive too like the way he expects US to forgive like Jesus. Hope this comment will come up as some of my comments did not appear on this page.

        February 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dindy and Dan – When I say you are stupid, it is not an insult, but a technical term to explain your failure to understand.
        The false prophets are addressed inside Islam too. Jesus never told to be the Last one, and in the S.John revelation 10.10 is indicated a new prophecy. Jesus did not allow christians to fight or support war. Even inside Islam war is for self-defense only.

        February 23, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        To be clearer I do not say you must forgive Osama, but that you have no right to hit innocent people through war.

        February 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL


      February 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        saleerno..you cant change the revelation also in the bible.

        February 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – Suicide bombers are created by US as they are a reaction to US aggression.

        February 23, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dindy – You can't change the Bible. I correctly quoted S.John 10.10 as the announce of a new prophecy and a new book.
        I called you and Dan idiots as s technical term to clarifie your lack of ability to read the Bible and my comments.

        February 23, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Where does it say that it is new prophecy in this little book in revelation 10:10. It is just another way for you to claim that the Holy Bible is proof for Islam as the way for life to continue. Jesus and His way is and will be the ONLY WAY!

        February 23, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        It is not the only way, otherwise you would have converted the Jewish first. They are more drastic than the Muslims and think Jesus was not even a prophet, but a false prophet, an heretic.

        February 23, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        On the last day those who do not ask for forgiveness and repent but say we know you and worked for you, but never acknowledged Him as Lord and Savior, He will tell them to go away I never knew you!

        February 24, 2011 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        This is not a news, any religion talks about that day.

        February 24, 2011 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      salerno......king David did win wars and he believed in God !!

      February 22, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        King David war was a just war .

        February 23, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      salerno....what do you do if you and your family are under threat of Al quada .?will you wait till they destroy you or else you go to destroy them in any cost to save your country and people. ??

      February 22, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        AlQaeda is not a threat for normal people. They attacked US as a reaction to US military operations. After 2 centuries of western aggression somone got angry. I just explained, the loss of innocent lives was condamned inside Islam, but the operations against the US military were fully justified.

        February 23, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        We are just over two centuries old and we have been aggressive to many peoples? You just hate freedom and believe that all people who sin should be punished severely to show society that to sin is to die or punished most severely so that no one will sin. Well when you punish the sinner in this way you are going against the teachings of Jesus and make yourselves worse sinners than those you punish, because all mankind sins and if they are asking for forgiveness we should also be merciful as God would be towards them and not use then as an example or to terrorize the population!

        February 24, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – what you are saynig must be applied first to the Americans. They deserve to be killed because they target not only the sinner, but the innocent children with missiles.

        February 24, 2011 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        Leave USA alone at least here after. The people who are against USA should not visit there. Now some are not only against them ,they are against Christian way of worshiping also. Non of the people who do criticism are not perfect either πŸ™ GOD IS LOVE AND GOD WAS IN JESUS AND IN JESUS ONLY WE CAN BE BETTER. (JOHN CHAPTER 15 )

        February 24, 2011 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dindy – It is impossible to live the USA alone, because it is the USA that does not leave alone other people. I HAVE THE RIGHT TO CRITICIZE right because I am a taxpayer born in the west. US is becoming a violent country and the people is like the Nazi we have killed during the last WWII. JESUS TOLD TO LOVE EACH OTHER NOT TO FIRE MISSILES TO THE PEOPLE AND KILL EVEN THE CHILDREN !!

        February 24, 2011 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Prophet

    I think you guys can make the comments without the insulting part, both of you have different points of view and the comments are excellent, to be able to continue with these arguments you should avoid the insults, they don't make your point stronger. I believe that this war is going to take a long time because its necesarry for both parts, the only thing the US has to be careful is not to bring Pakistan in, one of these days the US is going to bomb something in Pakistan and they are going to be mad and retaliate, that day you can be sure the US will have to worry.

    February 22, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      America should stay with the people, not with the military and dictatorships. Instead they support the dictatorships and kill the people, just to put another dictator in power.

      February 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        salerno...when we had 30 years war in Sri lanka ..we suffered like nothing. The problem was solved only after all the citizens supported the Military only. How? Muslims and Buddhists and Christians together prayed and did lots of rituals.I myself was at the God"s temple every day at 6:30 am for whole month praying to rescue children as they were taken by cadres to train them to fight against government military while they were going to school. So US cant leave military alone and be with people. without Military people are under more threat.

        February 24, 2011 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        It is different because US military is killing people outside of his country. This is the Evil way of the Nazi. Everyone should fight INSIDE his country, without bringing the war outside. The US attacked Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Panama, Iraq Serboa, Pakistan and Afghanistan. This CANCER must be eliminated.

        February 24, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Dan ..thank you for John 3:16 and AGAIN JOHN CHAPTER 15 IS SAYING.SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

      February 23, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Yes it is and as we all come from Him and as we follow His wayse bear good fruit and the Father helps us to bear more good fruit through His Holy Spirit. As it says I am the true vine and the Father prunes the good fruit to bear more fruit.

        February 24, 2011 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        should be as we follow his ways we bear good fruit.

        February 24, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. salerno

    Jesus is a dead body for the anti-christs followers like you and Dan.

    February 22, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      The Lords body was resurrected from the dead and as He told His disciples at the last supper to eat this bread in remembrance of My body I also do every time I have communion in Church. If anyone is the anti-Christ it is you that believes that Jesus' body is dead!!!

      February 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        You even do not celebrate rituals like the eucharesty, you are completely a false christian.

        February 22, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Rituals are traditions made by man to show your belief among men. God knows what is in your heart and anyone can simply abide by a ritual. For what you believe and how you behave and what is in your heart is what God looks at in people not any traditions or rituals that only show the outer of man not the inner of man!

        February 24, 2011 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – you are wrong. Rituals are ordered not by men,but by Gos. Jesus, bracking the bread during the last dinner said:" Do this in my memory". There is no religion without rituals.

        February 24, 2011 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        In this case Dindy is correct and Dan is wrong (about rituals)

        February 24, 2011 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        Dan...Jesus did not reject the ritual....what Jesus said is " you all are doing rituals and obeying laws yet if there is no love in you, all the above things are useless.(In the bible it is written more accurately)Above is the way I remember. sorry.

        February 24, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        Dan..it is good you replied to salerno"s post about ritual.(or holy communion)

        February 24, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      salerno...in my church we do rituals and when I go there I make sure that I am out of sins.

      February 22, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      salerno.......so you blame now to whole US military saying "evil US military" Man ..some are fallen. !!! Do you know each and every one of them?? Most of them are well educated people who join Army in the*** United states*****the land of free . Dont be jealous .

      February 24, 2011 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dindy – Yes I blame all people for joining the US military as they are actively supporting the killing of innocent people, even if not all of them personally killed anyone. Even killing soldiers defending their country is wrong, but they did it in Iraq and other countries. US military is a shame and a cancer for the civilized world. I am not jelouse, as I am living fine in the western world even deserting the draft.

        February 24, 2011 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dindy

    Salerno...Matthew Chapter 17 explains how I saw Jesus in my dream before I touch a bible and I was still a Buddhist.Also this chapter explains that Jesus is not a dead body.

    February 22, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. salerno

    Dindy and Dan- your evil preyers were fullfilled in the New Zeland city of Christe Curch, where the earthquake killed 65 people!
    I told you so, that you are anti-christians !!!

    February 22, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      There where good people who died in the earthquake there and you have to enjoy the deaths of these people do you? I'll bet that when the jets hit the towers you were filled with joy , were you not?

      February 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I told your preyers are evil preyers and this is why they get inverted results.

        February 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Dindy I am sure did not pray for any such thing to happen, yet I asked the Lord to bring down the mountains of the tribal regions in northwest Pakistan where the terrorists live and regroup to cross the border and attack NATO and ANA forces. This I know Is not a prayer one should ask of God but I said if it is His will please do it! As for this happening in Christ Church it has nothing to do with my prayer because not 6 months earlier there was also an earthquake there, so there must be some plate shifting in the area, but as for the terrorists their time WILL come if they do not repent and give up their conquest on freedom and democracy and the Christian way of life!

        February 23, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        May be someone else's evil praters caused the other earthquake. Terririst do not threat any chrisitan way of life. Christians are killed by other christians, the evil US military.

        February 24, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        πŸ™‚ Did you really say to crumble mountains ......:) .....i AM GLAD YOU ARE STILL ALIVE πŸ™‚ Dan what I pray is for help to bring the culprit to courts. Remember Jesus did not want anyone to die but to come to salvation. Dan.. if you live where I am after became christian I wonder what you will pray...:) Here ..one need lots of patience to live. I meet the cross almost every day πŸ™‚ Anyway Newzeland is not your fault. They had another earthquake on few months back. Brother You are lots of fun πŸ™‚ I am sure God had a good laugh too.

        February 24, 2011 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        I asked if it was his will and I do not believe these people deserve a day in court, just the Lord's judgment.

        February 24, 2011 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Obviously you can't force God's will, btw it appears not to be God's will as the main AlQaeda leaders are unscated.

        February 24, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        .words have power. It is with words God created the whole thing. words can be a blessing or a curse. God said it too. So God kept these two things before us to choose. when read Jeremiah ...it is very clear . words uttered to God above was powerful than the rituals people did to Baal (false God) actually trained mind can do many things. yet it is important for what purpose we use it.yes It is good to say not our will but his will . we are safe then.

        February 24, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      salerno..then why these other earth quakes happened before this?

      February 22, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The time is interesting as you prayed one day ago.

        February 23, 2011 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        Dan...yes his will and God"s Judgment .That is correct. Sometimes it can happen quickly like with the prayers of Jeremiah. Other wise it can take longer. I have experienced both ways.

        February 24, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        Dan..that is why Jesus is so special. One can forgive such evil only through the divinity. Otherwise impossible.

        February 24, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dan from Chicago, IL

    Tell me salerno do you think that Qadafi is right to fire upon his people and kill them who are protesting for freedom and democracy?

    February 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Dan from chicago ,IL good question Sir.

      February 21, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Of course he is not right, like Saddam was not right to gas the Kurdis, but it is anyway a risky situation as it could pave the way for further violence. I noticed he called the protesters terrorists, like the americans are doing with their innocent victims !!

      February 22, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Oh so I get it now the people crossing over from Pakistan to Afghanistan to kill innocent lives along with NATO and afghan security forces are not terrorists to you but innocent people, I guess doing daily business huh?

        February 22, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        If they cross the border is to fight against US aggressors.

        February 22, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dan from Chicago, IL

    You criticize anything that is not pro-Islam.

    February 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy


      February 22, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
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        February 22, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I am able to criticize and discriminate betwen true traditions and false manipulations of traditions, beint them christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jewish.

      February 22, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  10. brightstar

    Mr. Rumsfeld has more knowledge than you could possibly believe. He experienced being under many Presidents and being envovled with many many encounters of war. And two have some CNN broadcaster tell Mr. Rumsfeld there stupid verison, is so arrogant and unrespectful, you wonder why we are have problems in America.
    To keep your Job,other people tell you what to say. We have forgotten, "In God We Trust" media and press are devils

    February 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Media and press may be evil just because they are controlled by people like Rumsfeld.

      February 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        salerno the devil is in control of your mind.

        February 21, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I am fully in control of my mind and analyze the news with criticism.

        February 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dindy

    Very true Dan.

    February 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ChicagoStyle

    Rumsfeld is great. And you have to love Crowley's clueless counter - it's why he won the Nobel prize - to Rumsfeld's valid point that he doesn't think there's not a lot of data that supports it. Obama's Nobel Prize is now being held up as evidence of his having accomplished something? He'd been in office for LESS THAN TWO WEEKS when he was nominated for it. What a joke.

    February 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Additionally, Nobel was a dealer of esplosives and dinamite, so who more than Obama ( big bomber) deserved that prize ?

      February 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        And i suppose you also think Obama is a false Christian too?

        February 22, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Obama is not talking about Christ and cursing him like you.

        February 22, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Obama had just recently talked extensively about Christ and his faith and please tell me when I cursed My Lord and Savior?

        February 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Because he was accused to be muslim. But generally and fortunately he does not speak about christianity.

        February 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |

    RUMMY was right in saying that Obama failed to honor his election campaign commitment, based on Bush bashing for his Afghan and Iraqi adventures, and today Obama 's promise to close Guantanamo or call back troops. His so bold emphasis of Obama being too apologetic in dealing with the world showed his arrogance and shamelessness. He confessed of the strong determination and dedication of Taliban to their cause, main reason behind US failure Afghanistan but could not dare to confess of his personal blunder when he in person rejected Karzai's secrete deal with Mullah Umar when he peacefully surrendered Kandahar in exchange for security in future set-up. Very next day RUMMY snubbed Karzai by saying that he cannot see Mullah Umar wondering free in Afghanistan before his eyes. Mullah Umar while leaving Kandahar on a motorbike had told his friends that I am leaving to fight and you are free to join me or not. Rummy is right that Taliban are very few however did not tell that why these few are like a stuck bone in US throat for which only RUMMY is accountable. RUMMY knew that Osama or his 400/500 Alqaida activists would not have survived for moths if had been isolated from Taliban therefore his rejection of Karzai- Umar deal was intentional to get some time to build strong military bases to prolong occupation of Afghanistan. If he had some moral courage he would have apologized for his this blunder for which whole Americans are paying today with blood and money. Similarly Bush would never have won for second term if Osama at 11th hour had not released his video of warning America with another deadly attack. This is indeed very evil game wherein main losers are public in USA, Pakistan and Afghanistan while main beneficiaries are RUMMY, BUSH, CHENNY, MIC and Corporatocracy.

    February 21, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Great analisys , Bangash. I do not completely believe to the conspiracy theory, as if Bush and Osama were plotting togheter, but there is something very strange in this story, and surely someonein US is benefiting from the so called war on terror.

      February 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Why don't you post a comment on previous blog stating that 25 civilians killed in suicide attack or is this none of your concern because America is not to blame?

        February 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        America is to blame, as well as the Taliban, because US invasion INDIRECTLY caused those 25 civilians killed.

        February 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        SO your parents are to blame because they indirectly caused your stupidity.

        February 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Your parents could not know you would be so stupid, it is possible your DNA suffered some stress during the early stages of your embrion life.

        February 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        I would not blame killings of innocent people on anyone but who done the killings and who called on him to do it. The only reason for such insanity is that of the religious fanatics do not believe in freedom and democracy which the majority of the afghan people want. You cannot hold America responsible no matter how much hatred you hold for American foreign policy.

        February 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The responsible for the killing are the politicians tribes in Washington and the US Military tribe. If the majority of Afghan people would like US style democracy, they would have done a lot of time ago.

        February 22, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        They are doing it now and over 25 million afghans voted in first election.

        February 22, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        They are forced and payed to collaborate with the US.

        February 22, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Whatever salerno, but for sure they are not terrorized, maimed or killed by their rulers!

        February 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        So you admit they are ruled and democracy is a fiction !! HaHa !! You are owned by my trap !

        February 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jim hayes

    Candy must be living under a rock somewhere-barrack hussein obamadinijab is the worst since carter-maybe worse than carter

    February 21, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. Judy

    Check out the photos of Obama being burned in effigy around the world.


    February 21, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Obama failed to fulfill his promises with the american people asking for peace. No wonder he lost the mid term elections.

      February 21, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  16. salerno

    Ramsfeld was the supporter of Abu-Grahib tortures that made America look very bad around the world. He was wrong so many times, so I don't understand why CNN reporters are still interviewing him.
    It is not true what he told, as AlQaeda did not attack other countries before they were involved in Iraq or Afghanistan war.
    It is also unthinkable the Taliban are so dangerous as the 9/11 attackers came from S.Arabia and Egypt. Additionally the attack was planned in Germany.
    US did not protect his citizens and put them in danger for their middle east policy. The lack of new attacks happened because the internal security improoved.

    February 21, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      Abu Ghahib was not torture but some unauthorized guards humiliating the prisoners. They were not after any information just playing some sick jokes which they were punished for including the commanding officer. Rumsfeld had nothing to do with it! And as for the countries where the 9/11 attackers came from has no significance as to where we attacked the perpetrators of this horrific crime as does where it was planned. It remains that al Qaeda was responsible and bin Laden and al Zawahjiri are the one and two main men in charge and have produced a video claiming responsibility for it and will be held accountable. Also as for the Taliban harboring this terrorist group they also are an accomplice in the crime and are being held accountable!

      February 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – you are the usual liar as everybody could see the video with the tortures. Several prisoners died or were executed. Many of them were even not AlQaeda members. Rumsfeld corrected publically a colomnell asking to stop the tortures, so he was the criminal. Taliban are divided in many tribes and most of them were even ignoring about Osama.

        February 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Boy do you know how to make up lies? Bearing false witness such as this carries a stiff penalty!

        February 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – many US soldiers were even condamned to jail for tortures like Lindy England ! IDIOT !!

        February 22, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        There was no torture dummy, it was just humiliation and no one was charged or dismissed because of torturing prisoners there. So your criticism of news reporting is a lie, IDIOT!

        February 22, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan –
        Lindie England and other soldiers were discharged without honor from military and put in Jail for months or years .
        IDIOT !

        February 22, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        There are even videos showing Ramsfeld correcting a colomnell about stopping tortures. Not witness, but VIDEOS on US media !!!

        February 22, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        If you call that torture then I wish your friends would use it instead of dull knives to cut off their heads.

        February 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Those were called tortures by the US tribunal,not just by me. The entire world was disgusted by the US military.

        February 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • david from dearborn, mi

        abu grahib was the best thing to ever happen. if only the new reports never got out. granted some people were innocently tortured, thats just collateral damage. just like for the terrorists killing civilians are collateral damage. if i had it my way we wouldnt have tortured them. we would have just done exactly what they do to us. strap a bomb on them walk away and watch the fireworks. its what they want neways

        February 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        David – you are a jerk to say that.

        February 25, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  17. James

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Rumsfeld is the best!! The only thing crowley loves more than obama are cheeseburgers.

    February 21, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  18. Brandon

    LOL, Candy Crowley really thinks Obama has a great international immage?! Crawl out from under that rock lady.

    February 21, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  19. andrew lubin

    Rumsfeld has no shame. He was wrong in not sending enough troops to Afghanistan, wrong again in Iraq, and he's too arrogant to admit his mistakes. While his boss from Vietnam Robrt McNamara had the grace and wisdom to reconsider his actions, Rummy will never admit the 4,500 / 1,500 Iraq-Afghanistan KIA's are his fault. Hillbilly armor, anyone??

    February 21, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Wilson

      Mr. Lubin, you are wrong, period.

      I would question whether or not you have been to either country. If not, you know less than nothing. The only thing standing between you and having your head cut off are conservative Christian American soldiers. You don't get it now and you never will. You should thanks whatever you pray to that you have people light-years better than yourself to protect your cowardly behind.

      February 21, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
      • Kevin

        Not all American soldiers are conservative christians. I was a soldier but I am not a conservative christian. Intelligence, logic and reason stopped the nonsense from washing my brain.

        February 22, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        A true conservative christian would NEVER joint a war.

        February 22, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        If you flew jets into buildings in my homeland and i Knew where you were and who was protecting you, you both would see the full force of my fighting forces!

        February 24, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Who flew jets into building ? not the children killed by US missiles . They are worse than AlQaeda.

        February 24, 2011 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        Quit your lying about the US killing women and children. The Taliban and their terrorist allies are the ones killing innocent people! You are an Islamists propagandist and no matter what you say you cannot justify the Taliban or the terrorist trying to regain power to resume their deadly and destructive rule in Afghanistan!

        February 24, 2011 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Last sunday CNN reported the killing of 64 civilians by the US military. Idiot.

        February 24, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      You hit the nail on the head. A good SECDEF would adjust tactics and carefully consider advice from experts and senior military officers. But Rumsfeld is ME, ME, ME....I'M IN CHARGE....Instead of admitting that the early on Iraq strategy wasn't working, he continued to allow troops to die. He's a 5 year old child. And if you're a General or Admiral and you tell Donald Rumsfeld he is wrong, that there is a better way, he'll force you to resign and/or continue his vendetta. Again, a spoiled vindictive 5 year old brat!

      February 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |