“We share with deep sadness the news of the departure of Donald Rumsfeld, an American politician and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and grandfather,” the politician’s family statement said.
Donald Rumsfeld’s relatives said he was surrounded by his family in “beloved Davos, New Mexico.” They insisted that the politician had made history “for significant achievements in public service for more than six decades.”
“As those who knew him well and his life changed forever, let us remember his unwavering love for his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the honesty he brought to the life he dedicated to his homeland,” it was written.
Donald Rumsfeld is dead
Donald Rumsfeld was born on July 9, 1932. He served as Secretary of Defense in the administration of Gerald Ford from 1975-1977 and in the office of President George W. Bush from 2001-2006. He was an Illinois congressman in the 1960s and in the 1970s he was White House staff leader. He also advised President Richard Nixon on military matters.
Rumsfeld’s actions provoked considerable controversy. He played a key role in the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. He has been involved in cases of torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, not only because he knows about it but also because he approves of it.
“He chose lawyers who put ideology above the law because they thought torture was the best way to fight terrorism and make the United States a safer country. (…) There is no evidence that torture actually provided any information that helped prevent attacks” Said in an interview “Gazette Viborxa” prof. Philip Sands is Professor of International Law at University College London.