After several months of silence, former Defense Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once again offered advice on how to win the war in Iraq. He argued the United States is “sitting on the sidelines” in the global war of ideas. “We’re barely competing,” and that’s why we are losing. Rumsfeld argued America needs a “21st century agency for global communication”to spread our message about the importance of democracy and freedom. Rumsfeld believes the decision to fold into the State Department the United States Information Administration was a mistake and took away an agency that could present the American viewpoint in a positive manner. He called for creation of an Internet Information aency which could employ modern technology in the fight to expand its message.
Perhaps, the new information agencies desired by Donald Rumsfeld can finally tell the world the real story about Saddam Hussein’s Weapons of Mass Destruction and, in the process, help resurrect the reputation of the only man who stood up against the forces of truth without flinching. I see no reason why anyone today would fail to take advice from a man who was never right.