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Video: Judge Napolitano grills Donald Rumsfeld on Freedom Watch

UPDATE #2: MOXNEWS has provided the video



UPDATE: Check this out. Judge is interviewed after the show, calls Rumsfeld "one of the greatest assaulters of the constitution, and most discredited defense secretaries in modern times". Rumsfeld says after the interview its the toughest he's ever had.



From Judge's twitter feed:

Crimes of War! Rumsfeld faces the music tonight! FreedomWatch 8 & 11PM ET on @FoxBusiness & Sun. 9PM ET on @foxnews

@RumsfeldOffice "Was the war in Iraq a just war?" Tonight FreedomWatch 8 & 11PM ET on @FoxBusiness & Sun 9PM ET on @foxnews @Antiwarcom

Rumsfeld, were you involved in selling chemical or biological weapons to Saddam Hussein? Fri. 8 & 11PM ET @FoxBusiness Sun. 9PM ET @foxnews


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The lies just roll

off his tongue. It looks like he practiced ahead of time.

Defend Liberty!

Donald Rumsfeld

should be hung on national TV for everyone to see. Throw in Cheney, Bush, Wolfowitz and Rice and you have the biggest pay per view event of all time. I don't see Rumsfeld as charismatic I just see a lying sack of shit. Off with his head!!!

9/11 was an inside job .....time to get some answers..RP 2012

Disgusting man

Throughout he blames everybody else - the President decides in these matter (the nincompoop), Clon Powel did this and that, Conu Rice suppoerted etc. He tries his best to slide away from responsibilities. A remake of the Teflon Man. Disgusting!



This was NOT a grilling...

If anything, it was a bunch of softballs.

Sure, the questions were hard. But how did Judge N. handle the weak, non-answers?

He didn't. He just let them slide for the most part. This allowed Rummey to give slick non-answers to these difficult questions... allowing the sheep to justify his criminality in their minds.

He should have said, "You're lying RIGHT NOW you evil piece of crap... here's why..." and given evidence to back it up.

That clip of McGovern that a poster listed below was much better. He had Rummey going, "Uh...uh...Well, uh...".

this was hard to watch,

this was hard to watch, anyone from the bush administration is unrepentant over any of their actions.


why didnt the judge have some documentation handy during this interview to counter Rumsfeld's lies? There is documented evidence to show we sold military weapons to Iraq, and absolutely no way did the U.S. ever urge Saddam not to use chemical weapons. Reagan tacitly approved of it!!

TREG: I agree

History shows what the norm is: aggression, tyranny, power-tripping warmongers. Although I still believe it is the minority that is aggressive, and wants the power. I believe 80% of humans would be satisfied just living in peace - maybe more. Unfortunately, aggression overpowers the peaceful to take control over and over again.

Rumsfield ??? The CPAC heckler was right.

Well he just invoked Ronald Regan as some sort of propaganda comment to justify who knows what.. Regan had 12 unauthorized wars including criminal action in South America. The CPAC heckler was right.... IMO it is even worse than that Papa Bush encouraging Saddam to cross drill into Kuwait was a brilliant (not) move by interventionist to give a wink and nod to Saddam. Then the propaganda on the rape by .... well readers here know the story.... At the same time attention was diverted by the mainstream media on the three Bush family members and Keating 5 up to there eyeballs in the S&L crisis.... I am really getting tired of the propaganda on Regan. The budgets, creating the religious aspect in Afghanistan, claiming that he not economics brought down USSR. Total denial of the economic and political pressure in Eastern Europe (would not want Pope to get credit).. These guys and the presidents that followed practiced the neo-con agenda of warfare welfare. Now another blowback interventionist tragedy is unfolding on more illegitimate ruling elites and monarchies.. I am tired of this hero worshiping of Regan, It is Goldwater and the conscience of a conservative we should embrace.. Since Johnson we have have elected big government Statist.. We have let the argument/policy to focus on liberal/conservative instead of statist/libertarian. We have allowed this unacceptable unconstitutional policies to be accepted. As upsetting as this is the most important thing we can do is Audit the FED.. Why?? How about Lysander Spooner the accurate anarchistic critic of injustice (including parts of the Constitution)

" The Rothschilds, and that class of money-lenders of whom they are the representatives and agents -- men who never think of lending a shilling to their next-door neighbors, for purposes of honest industry, unless upon the most ample security, and at the highest rate of interest -- stand ready, at all times, to lend money in unlimited amounts to those robbers and murderers, who call themselves governments, to be expended in shooting down those who do not submit quietly to being robbed and enslaved."

I am not in any way promoting book burning but giving Rumsfield one cent on his book is nauseating.. What was Jerry Rubin's book called in the last real anti-war movement? "Steal this book..." The CPAC heckler was right. Sheen and Beal do have some points...

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What Legacy ?

Rumsfeld Is Concerned About His Legacy ?

Once, I Saw In A Dream The Eyes Of Satan. Those Eyes Were So Horrible It Shocked Me To Awaken Trembling In A Cold Sweat.

There Is Your Legacy Rumsfeld. The Man Who Brought Nutrasweet To Market.

Your Legacy ? Your Legacy Is Hell Eternal, Sh_T Bird.

The Judge is amazing...

And Rumsfeld. Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rove, Powell, Rice and G.W. Bush all belong in JAIL!!!! It is absolutely sick that a criminal like Rumsfeld can have a book that becomes a number one NY Times bestseller.

Don't forget that Rumsfeld reportedly helped ram thorough the passage of aspartame through the FDA after he was the former CEO of Searle (who made aspartame and NutraSweet and later was sold to Monsanto) and a major shareholder in the company that produced it. He earned about 12 million dollars on the sale. It is one of the most toxic sweeteners ever known to man and it kills lab mice.

This guy and the rest of the clan are the rogues of the world. Prosecute...

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Props to the Judge!

Rummy is on with Tommy(Faux News)Sullivan, right now with all the softball questions to build up the A**hole from last night.It will probably work for most sheeple, but if you(Judge) would run with Ron, Judge, I have 13 votes. Without you I have 7.

Your choice.

I have to believe you also are on this site. If not , I ask Ron and Rand to ask you to view it.


Semper Fi!

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.


He keeps looking younger, along with O'Reilly, Rove, Bush baby,Kissinger, and others.

Phosgene is supposedly being sprayed in chemtrails and it supposedly came from Iraq and was stored in the ground around Arkansas. Also during the war I remember that they found some wmd which was reported on msm. Might have been the phosgene, I don't remember. I am not going to go dig all this up, but I do remember this.

If they still have phosgene stored in the ground, how is it going to respond during the New Madrid false flag quake?

When is someone going to face Rummy with the real truth that 911 didn't even happen the way the gov't said at all.

Donald Rumsfeld

Tell Rumsfeld to stop drinking the Rum. It's not good for your health physical and mental.



The CIA and the Presidential administration are (perhaps) more to blame than Rumsfeld. That's the interview we really need. The Judge would completely OWN President Bush on this.

I wish

the Judge would of said

"So, you are saying categorically that Iraq got no military,chemical or biological weapons from the U.S. ever?"

fireworks there

was very interesting... first real news/interview I've seen in a long time.

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JUSTCOMEHOME had this Rummy LIES video posted:

A good short Rumsfeld lying video
Submitted by JUSTCOMEHOME on Sat, 03/05/2011 - 15:53

He comes across as a sociopath(but I'm not a doctor)


Is Iraq really free? Well,

Is Iraq really free?

Well, the Iraqi people now live under Sharia law. And the "right to demonstrate" seems to be hard to find, as 29 Iraqis got gunned down while doing just that, with prisoners beaten and threatened with execution.

Rumsfield also said our planes were shot in Iraq 2000 times a day. I'm not so sure about that. Besides, everytime we were shot at we retaliated by stepping up our own attacks. Our planes actually began targeting not only hostile sites but non-hostile sites as early as June 2002.

"The natural state of Man is to be free" -- Donald Rumsfeld

I could not disagree more. I 100% disagree with this statement. And it is a VERY important understanding or starting point to have.

The natural state of Man is Tyranny. We love Kings, Dictators, and Emperors. We love the Strongman, and we especially love the Strongman who is "divine". 10,000 years of recorded Human history makes this a fact, not an opinion of the Human the condition.

The really amazing historical thing is the flowering of Freedom from Tyranny that blossomed in America circa 1600's - 1900's. The result of that freedom? The industrial revolution. Wealth exploded. Health exploded. The lifespans of Man DOUBLED and the wealth of Man quadrupled.

Indeed, we are all moving to the "Healthy Wealthy Corner".... the only question is, will Mankind fall back into Tyranny? Watch short video here: http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2011/01/21/the-healthy-we...

If the "Natural State" of Man was Freedom, then we would have 10,000 years of recorded history of Freedom. But what we have is the reverse; Tyranny. The amazing historical blip that has happened over the past 300 years is... well, a blip, a speck of time, and it remains to be seen if Freedom and the American Experiment giving sovereignty to each and every one of us, remains.

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Napolitano did NOT grill Rumsfeld at all

Judge Napolitano did not "grill" Rumsfeld at all, he just sat there and let Rumsfeld lie away and lie away right through his teeth.

I saw former CIA analyst Ray McGovern grill Rumsfeld once. This is the only time that a questioner refused to let Rumsfeld's lies go unchallanged.

See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MInHphR4zBg

I have to agree, that is definitely more deserving of "grills!"

Security was going to throw Ray McGovern out simply for asking his questions. Too bad Ray McGovern didn't have as much time with Rumsfeld as Stewart did, or even Napolitano!

Thanks for tip-off.

I can't stomach watching Rumsfailed and will skip this interview.

My hat is off to you with stronger stomachs. Thanks for your vigilance and for viewing this clip. I can't take it.

"You have to REDEFINE evidence."

~Donald Rumsfeld

What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for
yourself the alternative of choice. Without the responsibility and exercise
of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.
-- Archibald Macleish

Lying through his teeth about arming Saddam in the 80s

Lying through his teeth about arming Saddam in the 80s

It was Donald Rumsfeld's trip to Baghdad which opened of the floodgates during 1985-90 for lucrative U.S. weapons exports--some $1.5 billion worth-- including chemical/biological and nuclear weapons equipment and technology, along with critical components for missile delivery systems for all of the above. According to a 1994 GAO Letter Report (GAO/NSIAD-94-98) some 771 weapons export licenses for Iraq were approved during this six year period....not by our European allies, but by the U.S. Department of Commerce.


A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

Finally - someone not pandering to the lying Rumsfeld.

He is a rotted Neo-Con liar and assistant architect of the 9/11-Iraqi "connection" and invasion.

Great job Judge.

He asked some good questions I have never heard in most of the other interviews by pandering hosts who want to show "respect" to this liar.

The only other interviewer (Mancow) who dared to challenge Rumsfeld asked him about Building 7 and the lying Rumsfeld said he had never heard of that!

I nearly fell out of my chair after that comment.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Rumsfeld was well prepared and is NOT grilled! Unfortunatly.

Anyway.. Respect for Napolitano for doing his best!

The "Supreme Law Of The Land"!

Article I
Last paragraph:
No state shall {includes Washington D.C.}.....engage in war, unless actually invaded,etc. etc.

I guess Mr. Rumsfeld, along with several million other Americans, never learned to read !

Which is no excuse for war crimes committed!

Ask Cindy Sheehan how she feels about losing her son to war in a far away land.


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