Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld -best known for his leading role in the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq- died Wednesday at the age of 88.
“Donald Rumsfeld, who charted an impressive Washington career serving under four presidents but whose legacy largely was defined by his controversial tenure as defense secretary during the Iraq war, has died, his family announced Wednesday. He was 88,” reports Fox News.
“It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, an American statesman and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather,” Rumsfeld’s family said in a statement. “At 88, he was surrounded by family in his beloved Taos, New Mexico. History may remember him for his extraordinary accomplishments over six decades of public service, but for those who knew him best and whose lives were forever changed as a result, we will remember his unwavering love for his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the integrity he brought to a life dedicated to country.”
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GLOVES OFF: Bernie RIPS Biden, Says ‘Wrong Big Time’ on War in Iraq, Wall Street
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders ripped former Vice President Joe Biden in an interview published Tuesday; saying the Democratic frontrunner was “wrong big time” about the War in Iraq.
“In some of his most forceful criticism to date against 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has some ‘pretty significant’ policy differences with the former vice president as he assailed his stances on trade, Wall Street regulation and more,” reports Fox News.
“In an interview Tuesday with the Washington Post, Sanders also slammed Republican President Trump over his controversial tweets directed at Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and three fellow first-term progressive lawmakers. He called Trump a ‘racist’ and a ‘bigot,’” adds Fox.
Sanders’ criticism comes just one day after Biden released his own healthcare plan; a direct rebuke of Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’ proposal.
Biden promoted his new plan online Monday; breaking with fellow Democrats like Bernie Sanders who seek to ban private health insurance options for every single American.
The Affordable Care Act was a historic achievement. 20 million Americans gained coverage. Over 100 million with pre-existing conditions finally got protection. We can’t tear it down.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 15, 2019
“I give people the option,” Biden said. “If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 15, 2019
“You get full coverage, and you can stay with your plan if you like it. You can stay with your employer-based plan, or you can move on. I think it’s the quickest, most reasonable, rational and best way to get to universal coverage,” he added.
“I understand the appeal of Medicare for All, but folks supporting it should be clear that it means getting rid of ObamaCare, and I’m not for that,” Biden concluded.
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'USA! USA!': President Trump Gets 'HUGE' Reception by US Troops in Iraq
President Trump touched-down in Iraq this week to greet US soldiers during the Christmas holiday; speaking to a packed crowd of service men and women before holding high-level talks with military leadership.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted footage of the Commander-in-Chief addressing the American troops during his three hour visit on social media Wednesday, when the crowd broke out into a touching “USA” chant as Trump took the stage.
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) December 26, 2018
The president’s visit comes just days after he announced the withdrawal of American troops from civil-war torn Syria; saying the US mission to destroy ISIS in the region was accomplished.