Donald Rumsfeld may no longer be the Secretary of Defense, but some will never forget, or forgive him.
The Boston Herald reports that angry leftists tried, unsuccessfully, to make a citizen’s arrest of the former Secretary as he stopped in the Hub to promote his autobiography, “Known and Unknown”.
“Mr. Rumsfeld I’m placing you under arrest,” one woman shouted.
According to the Herald, the woman – carrying a sign calling Rumsfeld a “War Criminal” – was “stopped by security as she approached the stage at the WRKO-sponsored event at the Old South Meeting House.”
One protester was arrested outside the building for assaulting a police officer with a bullhorn.
WCVB of Boston reported:
“I went down in front and looked Donald Rumsfeld in the eye and said, ‘I’m making a citizen’s arrest,’ said protester Nate Goldschlag, a member of the group Veterans for Peace, who had to buy Rumsfeld’s book to get into the event.
“He lied us into Iraq. He lied about weapons of mass destruction. He lied about Saddam Hussein being involved in 9/11,” Goldschlag said.
Three other protesters were removed from the event, but the rest of the crowd was described as “friendly.”
“He’s one of the greatest Americans that has ever lived,” one woman told WCVB.
“His whole career he’s at or near the epicenter of events that happened in the last 40 years in this country,” said one man attending the event that turned into a question-and-answer session hosted by radio talk show host Tom Finneran.
The Herald adds:
In his wide-ranging remarks, Rumsfeld again defended the invasion of Iraq, saying evidence of a capability to resume a weapons program was found: “Saddam Hussein had in place the people to develop chemical and biological weapons … he had the precursors that were required to develop them, and he had a dual-use facility.”
He also criticized the current administration’s timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan and said policy makers should not “remake” Afghanistan in America’s image.
“Think about what we had to navigate through. We had a horrible, horrible, horrible civil war. We had slaves in the 1800s. We had women not voting in the 1900s,” he said. “We’re different today … and Afghanistan is going to evolve in a way that fits their circumstance and fits their culture,” he added, according to the Herald.
Outside, protesters carried signs calling Rumsfeld a “war criminal” and demanded an end to the war in Afghanistan while chanting “Hey Rumsfeld you can’t hide. We charge you with genocide.”
“Do these nuts even know what they’re saying?” wrote Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit.
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