Just who is Donald Rumsfeld anyway?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Kung Fu Fighter?

Allstate Insurance agent?


Orchestra conductor?

Charts and Graph reader?

Traffic Cop?

Man I have no idea


What do you all think? Just who exactly is Donald Rumsfeld?



  • Reply 1 of 10
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    I don't know... but he IS hosting a no-holds-barred martial arts tournament at his remote island fortress!

    The linkage

    Rumsfeld then declared the tournament open by symbolically shattering a block of obsidian with his prosthetic dragon's claw?the powerful weapon grafted onto his right wrist after 2003 champion Li severed his hand with manji butterfly swords.

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    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    Caption: "Take me to your leader!"
  • Reply 3 of 10
    dviantdviant Posts: 483member
    hahah thats pretty funny!

    I have a co-worker that talks with his hands like that all the time. I'll have to ask him if he knows the Twin Cobra Fist! I bet Dean does... eeeeeeyyyyaaaaahhhhhhh!
  • Reply 4 of 10
    wrong robotwrong robot Posts: 3,907member
    damn you murbot! I was going to post that ah well.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    Rumsfeld reminds me of that politician who befriended Jack Ryan in The Hunt For Red October.

    "I'm an elected official... you know what that means? When I'm not kissing babies, I'm stealing their lollypops..."
  • Reply 6 of 10
    Rumsfeld. One of the boys...

    Tell you though...he has been around...

    Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense

    Began Service: January 20, 2001

    Date of Birth: July 9, 1932

    Education: Princeton University, 1954 AB


    Naval Aviator & Flight Instructor, U.S. Navy, 1954-1957

    Administrative Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, 1958-1959

    Investment Broker, A.G. Becker & Co., Chicago, IL, 1960-1962

    Member, U.S. House of Representatives (13th District IL), Washington, DC, 1963-1969

    Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC, 1969-1970

    Counselor to the President, Washington, DC, 1970-1973

    Ambassador & Permanent Representative to NATO, 1973-1974

    White House Chief of Staff, Washington, DC, 1974-1975

    Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC, 1975-1977

    CEO, G.D. Searle & Co., Skokie, IL, 1977-1985

    Member, President's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control, and Advisor to the Government on National Security Affairs, Washington, DC, 1983-1984

    Special Presidential Ambassador to the Middle East, 1983-1984

    Senior Advisor, William Blair & Co., Chicago, IL, 1985-1990

    Chairman & CEO, General Instrument Corporation, 1990-1993

    Member, Board of Directors, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA, 1991-1996

    Chairman, U.S. Govt Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the U.S., Washington, DC, 1996-1998

    Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC, 2001- Present

    Found that here...

    Tried to find images from 9|11 Pentagon attack. He was out there, helping emergency workers and picking up souvenirs ...

    Complex, arrogant, intelligent and "experienced" to say the least.

  • Reply 7 of 10
    dviantdviant Posts: 483member
    Dang now thats a list. Whattya bet he was a boy scout too?
  • Reply 8 of 10

    Originally posted by dviant

    Dang now thats a list. Whattya bet he was a boy scout too?

    He was a wrestler at Princeton...couldn't find that pic though...thank God.

  • Reply 9 of 10
    abc did a great profile on him the other night, i think he's really screwed the pooch on iraq, but i think his ideas of the 21st century military are spot on.

    why do we still need massive amounts of troops in germany, are we afraid someone is going to rebuild the berlin wall.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    It's like an EU aid program. It's complicated. Plus it if pulled out then that would be ISOLATIONIST!!!
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