So now people in the Bush administration find it “strange” that laws apply to them?
The topic was the largest defense procurement scandal in recent decades, and the two investigators for the Pentagon’s inspector general in Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s office on April 1, 2005, asked the secretary to raise his hand and swear to tell the truth.
Rumsfeld agreed but complained. “I find it strange,” he said to the investigators, on the grounds that as a government official “the laws apply to me” anyway.
It was a bumpy start to an odd interview, as Rumsfeld cited poor memory, loose office procedures, and a general distraction with “the wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan to explain why he was unsure how his department came to nearly squander $30 billion leasing several hundred new tanker aircraft that its own experts had decided were not needed.
Then-Inspector General Joseph E. Schmitz, who resigned last year to take a job with a defense contractor, told senators at a June 2005 hearing that the transcript of Rumsfeld’s interview was deleted from his 256-page report on the tanker lease scandal because Rumsfeld had not said anything relevant.
So Donald Rumsfeld feels he should be above the law? No wonder why the Administration is ass deep in all the scandals they are. No wonder why people in this country describe the administration as Nazi’s, emperors and dictators. This has to be a sure sign that Rumsfeld is suffering from Alzheimer’s and he needs to be removed from his position right now. Also with that kind of thinking, it is no wonder why the wars we are in are such chaos.