(JustPatriots.com)- Donald Rumsfeld, the former United States Secretary of Defense who served in two administrations and who is widely considered to be the architect of the controversial Iraq war, has died at age 88.
Rumsfeld, a former legislator and businessman, is legendary for his role in leading the United States’ response to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. He even helped pull victims out of the Pentagon building on September 11, saving lives and putting himself in danger following the historic attacks by al Qaeda.
He is the man behind America’s “War On Terror” and whether or not you agree with the many years of war that followed, it’s impossible to say that Rumsfeld didn’t love the United States and wasn’t willing to go out of his way to risk his own personal reputation and career to do what he believed was right.
Rumsfeld passed away while surrounded by family in Taos, New Mexico, according to a statement published by his family.
The New York Times reported on Wednesday that the cause of death, according to family spokesman Keith Urbahn, was multiple myeloma.
Rumsfeld served as the Secretary of Defense for President George W. Bush and President Gerald R. Ford, and was even the head of America’s Cold War strategies dating back to the 1970s.
He’s perhaps one of the most consequential politicians of modern times.
He was the only defense chief to serve two terms non-consecutively, and he was also both the youngest and oldest to hold the position – age 43 and 74 respectively.
He may be controversial to some, but CNN showed absolutely no class in a report about his death, harping on about how Rumsfeld “refused to accept blame” for the Iraq War.
What else would you expect from CNN?