Rumsfeld Flips Off the Media & America’s Right to Know on Pentagon Budget Release


I just posted a short piece at Huffington Post on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s antics about not letting the press see any aspect of DoD budget specifics until “after” the press meeting with him.
Talk about controlling information flow!
I hear that John McCain, a prominently featured voice in Eugene Jarecki’s Why We Fight, will be on the Late Show with David Letterman Thursday night.
McCain comes off great in the film and makes the case that the ethics lapses that surrounded Halliburton contracting in the Iraq War, and a lot of the other war-profiteering that has run rampant in this town, deserves investigation.
I would love to see some TWN reader in the Letterman-world prompt Dave to ask John McCain a question regarding the imperial, non-transparent way Rumsfeld manages his Pentagon empire.
More later.
— Steve Clemons