@rumsfeldoffice Didn't 9/11 happen on your watch?What does that say about the "perceived American weakness" of your then-administration?— therehastobeaway (@THTBAW) September 12, 2012
Donald Rumsfeld just injected himself into today's embarrassing and instantly combustible Romney foreign policy blunder by vouching for Romney! Tweets Rumsfeld:
The attacks on our embassies & diplomats are a result of perceived American weakness. Mitt Romney is right to point that out.— Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice)This is amazing commentary coming from the former Secretary of Defense whose Republican administration's well-documented intelligence-deaf negligence failed to thwart the worst terrorist attack in the history of the United States.
Presumably, Donald Rumsfeld can eat his own words, since the logical conclusion of his statement is that terrorist attacks on Americans or on America's interests result from perceived American weakness, in which case we should never again have a Republican in the White House, lest America be perceived again as so weak that terrorists attack the nation once more.
Either that or his tweet was complete and near-sighted political horseshit.
The fact stands that Barack Obama has been the single most effective counter-terrorism president in the nation's history, not only killing Osama Bin Laden within 36 months but also decimating Al Qaeda's leadership in the process, keeping the homeland safe under his and the Democrats' watch, which is part of why we must re-elect Barack Obama to the nation's highest office.
I think I'm right to point that out.