Donald Rumsfeld Calls Oakland Raiders 'Evil'

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Is this the face of evil?
In a recent interview that just so happened to take place on Super Bowl Sunday, Donald Rumsfeld -- who was notoriously regarded as callous during his term as Defense Secretary during George W. Bush's Iraq War -- dropped another "evildoer" reference. But this time he was talking about the Oakland Raiders.

It's true the Raiders have maintained a wild, outlaw image dating back to the 1970s, with eccentric oddball players, including Jack "The Assassin" Tatum. But let's not forget Rumsfeld's own outlaw image with his shock and awe bombing campaign during the Iraq War. Or that he responded to the looting in Baghdad, saying "stuff happens."

While one could accuse Raiders owner Al Davis of looting Oakland, we'd hope that city's politicos could come up with better retorts than "stuff happens."

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Or is this the face of evil?
Four years after his resignation as defense secretary, Rumsfeld sat down with the Financial Times to talk about the book he is publishing, Known and Unknown, which details his own version of the controversial Iraq War.  At 78, Rumsfeld remains unapologetic about his role in the conflict, saying the war was both justified and successful.

"Is our country and region better off with Saddam Hussein gone?" Rumsfeld asks Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times, before answering his own question. "You bet."

Rusmfeld wrapped up the interview talking about football; it was Super Bowl Sunday and he asked Rachman whether he was for the Steelers or the Packers. Rachman responds that he likes the Steelers, "because of the epic games against the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s."

To which the man who famously shook Saddam's hand responded: "Nobody could support the Raiders. They're evil."

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nick
nick

The best advertising EVER: Put this quote on the largest available billboard, and uh, death's Donald -- you spot it, you got it "Nobody could support the Raiders. They're evil. - Donald Rumsfeld" Condi needs to slap him next chance she gets....

Claude DeMoss
Claude DeMoss

Oh ya, U.S. better off without Saddam - Cost us how many lives & "Trillions of Dollars", & still counting to get one man...The unwarranted wars in the Middle-East, we have Bush, Cheney & "Rummie", Inc. to thank for!Claude DeMossSan Jose, CA

Joe
Joe

It was war crime row at the super bowl w/ w and his gang.

Zimiller35
Zimiller35

I hate Rumsfeld as much as anyone but this was pretty clearly a joke. Still I could easily see both men at a large table in a SPECTRE like lair discussing their various schemes.

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Bf5m00y
Bf5m00y

i love the raiders, just win baby- f*** dumbsfeld...it that RAIDER enough for you!!!

Tinamurphy9349
Tinamurphy9349

the raiders are not evil i think they finally got a team that will go to the superbowl donald rumsfeld does not know what he is talking about the team i feel is evil is the patriots because tom brady is to cocky all he wants to do is win every superbowl rumsfeld needs to get his facts straight before he says anything he is stipid that old man needs to just read books and leave football to the people tbhat really enjoys football and appreciates it i am a raiders fan and ARE NOT EVIL

Recuneo69
Recuneo69

Well anybody wants to be on the side of a person who continually lied to the American public and should be in jail for his part in that stupid war, go ahead. Just shows your ignorance.

Kuriousgeorge65
Kuriousgeorge65

This coming from the dickhead who swore there were WMD's, just to get the oil, and he's calling the Raiders evil, dude should not throw stones especially when he is one of the shitheads that live in a huge glass house!!!

Starbobbierocks
Starbobbierocks

Hum...'evil Raiders' have won 3 super bowls...what has Rummy won?

Robinso
Robinso

Anyone who thinks Al could take Rumsfeld in a steel cage match doesn't know anything! Do some research about Rumsfeld, as a wrestler he was Illinois State Champion as well as captain of the Princeton wrestling team, and ...., get a clue you morons!

ericthemadman
ericthemadman

keep your idiotic statements to yourself Robinso the homo!!

ChristinaM33
ChristinaM33

Was that when they still wrested naked and oiled for the greater glory of Zeus?

hermanprovi
hermanprovi

If anyone knows about evil, it is Donny Rummyfeld!Ask the Iraqis'!About the Raiders, he is only trying to redefine evil. Another of his smoke and mirrorspronouncements!FernandoBrisbane CA

Gimmejedi
Gimmejedi

Rumsfeld = EVIL …. plus 'Bite the Bag" Rumsfeld!

Carrybas
Carrybas

'Ol Uncle Donny should know!

Mr Scratch himself could not have done a better job in Iraq! I think I heard him say say "Heck of a job Donny"He'll get to meet the 100,000.+++ souls he helped off into the nether world. I can't wait for him to re-unite with the 1,000's he sent to play with Uncle Hosni's fun torture squads in Egypt!Go Raiders!

Actoutnyc
Actoutnyc

Al davis is my boss's wife's cousin. Guy is 112 leave him alone. He is generous too from what i hear n my family big la ok raider fans. Rumsfeld is ugly in n out! No one supports him.

sunny cali
sunny cali

I'd like to put him in a room with all the raiders, and him say that to their face.he'd cry like a little child.

Raidercincy
Raidercincy

Tell Donald to suck my Dick. If we ever see him on the streets. He'll have a reason to hate the Raiders. Tell his punk ass he walks with no shadow because he is a trulh BITCH.

Morydd
Morydd

that Axis of Evil evil or just ordinary garden variety evil?

Seriously, Rummy, should a former US president like yourself really be making such incendiary statements================

Huh?

Michael LaRocca
Michael LaRocca

Is that Axis of Evil evil or just ordinary garden variety evil?

Seriously, Rummy, should a former US president like yourself really be making such incendiary statements?

dude
dude

Rumsfeld was never a president you moron.

Michael LaRocca
Michael LaRocca

Back in 2000, when the Supreme Court appointed Dubya as figurehead president, Rummy was one of the puppet masters, so I facetiously called him president. Pay attention, dude.

flip3
flip3

I bet Bush isn't a SF Giants fan, either! What joyful memories, watching him scowl as Bumgarner mowed down the Rangers, methodically, one-by-one.

sunny cali
sunny cali

i saw. he looked like he would cry.

A335
A335

The Raiders' choice of a "wild, outlaw image" is unfortunate, in view of their city's high crime rate.

Kevinish
Kevinish

yes, the man who wanted to invade Iraq with 35,000 us troops calls someone else evil. Pathetic, cowardly lame, hiding in the background, telling troops without proper gear 'you go with the army you have', and rides off in his limo. Hanging is too good for him.

Riley's Dad
Riley's Dad

In other news, the pot called the kettle black.

Rumsfield knowingly outed a CIA operative during a declared war for political reasons. This is called TREASON and the stipulated punishment is execution.

Hang him after a fair trial.

Tony
Tony

Awesome! another reason I can be a proud Raider fans. One of the biggest war criminals of modern times hates us. I love it. Now if Cheney agrees I will tattoo a picture of Al Davis on my arm. lol

Kuriousgeorge65
Kuriousgeorge65

That's what I'm talking about, couldn't say it better my self!!!

superpinky
superpinky

OH NO! NO NO NO! I now find myself defending the Raiders. NOOoooooo!

Eflo33
Eflo33

thats right beehatch!!!!!!

Mr
Mr

Rumsey showing the size of his junk in that photo?

Snisco
Snisco

Can someone start a Facebook group demanding a Don Rumsfeld v. Al Davis steel cage match?

Eflo33
Eflo33

I got my house on Davis!!!

Kenny_wagner
Kenny_wagner

Al could take him.

Robinso
Robinso

Anyone who thinks Al could take Rumsfeld in a steel cage match doesn't know anything! Do some research about Rumsfeld, as a wrestler he was Illinois State Champion as well as captain of the Princeton wrestling team, and ...., get a clue you morons!

Joe
Joe

Al played pro football. Rummy's soft.

Kuriousgeorge65
Kuriousgeorge65

So he rolled around the mat with a bunch of guys, come now, Al is in Oakland and they don't play by the sorry ass rules Princeton and who gives a fuck where he was state champion, they're both old as fuck, ....so you get a clue and take your nose out of Rumsfelds ass!!

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