Politics Central: Rumsfeld Up, Romney Down: "Most telling was a soldier who lost his leg below the knee in Iraq. He interupted his conversation with me to hobble over to Rumsfeld, who was stopped on his way out by endless requests for pictures. I watched him stand, with the right leg of his khaki pants pinned up to lower thigh, waiting for a chance to catch the outgoing Defense Secretary’s eye. He just wanted to shake his hand and say some words. He was overwhelmed when Rumsfeld asked him if he wanted a picture. He did, but he didn’t want to ask.
As the flash bulb flared, it became clear that even the most reviled Defense Secretary since Robert Strange MacNamara still has fans: true-believing conservatives and Iraq war veterans. That second group suggests that the volunteer soldiers sent to Iraq do not all consider themselves victims, as the MSM would have us believe."
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