Allen West Finds a New Friend to Help Him Raise Money: Donald Rumsfeld

Categories: WTFlorida
Donald Rumsfeld.jpg
Is Dick Cheney available?
Here's another name promoting Rep. Allen West's reelection campaign, aside from his new corporate sponsors of Bank of America and Halliburton: Donald Rumsfeld.

The former Secretary of Defense, who said the Iraq War "certainly" wouldn't last longer than five months, has been named as a "special guest" to a $500-per-plate breakfast sponsored by West's campaign committee.

Lobbyist Buzz Hefti is hosting the event, which will take place in Washington, D.C., on the morning of October 27.

Rumsfeld, huh?

That would be the guy who said on March 30, 2003, that "we know" where the weapons of mass destruction were in Iraq, then said on May 14, 2003, "I don't believe anyone that I know in the administration ever said that Iraq had nuclear weapons."

Just making sure we're all talking about the same warmonger here.

West and Rumsfeld do have things in common, though, like their respective penchants for abusing Iraqis.

Arizona Sen. John McCain summed up Rumsfeld's political career quite nicely back in 2007:

"We are paying a very heavy price for the mismanagement -- that's the kindest word I can give you -- of Donald Rumsfeld, of this war," he said. "The price is very, very heavy, and I regret it enormously. I think that Donald Rumsfeld will go down in history as one of the worst secretaries of defense in history."

Maybe that's why he's joining Allen West's insider breakfast club.

Here's the flier if you feel like pissing away $500 or so:

Breakfast for Allen West

Follow The Pulp on Facebook and on Twitter: @ThePulpBPB. Follow Matthew Hendley on Facebook and on Twitter: @MatthewHendley.

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
Sort: Newest | Oldest
Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Does Allen West know or associate with ANY civilians? Do he and his Tea Party fellow-traveling simpletons realize that the founders of this country did not, for ANY reason, want to establish a full-time military? Why do they think Eisenhower warned against the creeping power of the military-industrial complex? Why do we have military bases in 60 countries? Why is the Pentagon budget for one year larger than the cost of 10 years of the Affordable Care Act? Now that there is no Soviet Union, and China is our largest trading partner, why do we spend 20% of our wealth on the military?

Rumsfeld? Isn't he the guy who sent thousands of National Guardsmen to Iraq without the proper equipment, just to get control of Iraq's oil reserves? That Rumsfeld?


LtCol Marlin L. “Buzz” Hefti, USMC (Ret.)


Buzz Hefti, currently a Vice President with Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc., served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs during the George W. Bush administration. In this capacity, he provided advice to both the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of Defense on all legislative matters.

Prior to his service in the Department of Defense, Mr. Hefti’s positions in private industry included Vice President, Government Relations, for Honeywell International and defense lobbyist for The Boeing Company. He has served as national security advisor to U.S. Senator John Warner, R-Virginia. A career U.S. Marine Corps officer, he also served as liaison officer to the U.S. House of Representatives while on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy from 1977 through 1980. Prior to serving in this capacity, Mr. Hefti served three years as Director of National News Media for the Marine Corps.

Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive! 

glass slipper
glass slipper

This sounds like love from one Israeli cocksucker to another.

Now Trending

Miami Concert Tickets

From the Vault