Donald Rumsfeld to Receive “Defender of the Constitution” Award

Donald Rumsfeld to Receive “Defender of the Constitution” Award

RAW Story reports:

Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will be honored with the “Defender of the Constitution Award” at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual event attended by numerous conservative activists, journalists, and politicians.

WorldNetDaily columnist Brad O’Leary and American Conservative Union chairman David A. Keene will present the former Defense secretary with the award on Feb 10, according to the conference’s schedule of events (.pdf).

Rumsfeld, who was Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006, oversaw the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. He was replaced by current Defense secretary Robert Gates after a number of generals called for his resignation.

In 2005, he was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union for authorizing the torture and abuse of detainees at facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ACLU claimed that the Constitution prohibited the Secretary of Defense from adopting or permitting policies of cruelty against civilians in US military custody, but Rumsfeld claimed he could not be held legally liable for the torture.

You might recall that Rush Limbaugh received this award in 2009.  And now Rumsfeld?  One has to wonder which constitution CPAC is reading.

To me, giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like:

  • Giving Hannibal Lecter an Adventurous Gourmet Diner Award.
  • Giving Hugh Hefner Viagra.
  • Giving Sarah Palin an Orator of the Year Award.
  • Giving Count Dracula a Blood Donor Awareness Award.
  • Giving a Seattle cop a gun.
  • GLAAD giving Michele Bachmann a Congressperson of the Year Award.

And The Old Viking thinks Giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like:

  • Giving Lindsay Lohan in marriage to Billy Graham.
  • Giving Jared Loughner the NRA sportsman of the year award.
  • Giving Tony Hayward a retirement condo on the Gulf Coast.
  • Giving Sarah Palin a membership in PETA and SCAP.
  • Giving Tiger Woods naming rights to the annual Miss Chastity pageant.
  • Giving Glenn Beck the Scholar of the Year award at Harvard.
  • Giving Paul Bremer, George Tenet, and Norman Prodhoretz Presidential Medal of Freedom awards.  Oh, Wait.  George Bush did that!

3 thoughts on “Donald Rumsfeld to Receive “Defender of the Constitution” Award

  1. Giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like:

    Giving Fergie a recording contract.

    Giving Bill O’Reilly a Congenial Broadcaster of the Year Award.

    Giving Pastor Ted Haggard crystal meth and a ticket to Thailand.

    Giving John Roberts a Defender of the Constitution Award. (You watch… he’ll get one too.)

    Giving Daniel Snyder an NFL Owner of the Year Award.

    Giving O.J. Simpson anything.

  2. Giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like giving Lindsay Lohan some meth and a cheap shot at an annoying photographer. He’s going to take it. And feel good about it. And defend his right to have it. Just like Lindsay.

    Giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like giving Charlie Sheen drugs, alcohol and access to hookers. He’s only gonna want more. Pretty soon we’ll be seeing Donald Rumsfeld striving for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Congressional Medal of Honor, and the NL Cy Young award.

    Giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like giving Jared Loughner a Defender of the Constitution Award. Hey, you go to the mall with the weapon you have…

    Giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like giving Tony Hayward a big fat bonus. What’s a little oil or blood between friends?

    Giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like giving Sarah Palin anything. Sarah Palin will be remembered (if at all) in twenty years as something unpleasant and smelly much like a fart in a crowded room. She will last as long as the aforementioned fart.

    Giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like giving Ben Roethlisberger duct tape, ecstasy and the keys to a Catholic Girls School. In both cases we will end up with a bloody, sticky mess.

    Giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like giving Peyton Manning a football. Nobody, but nobody wants to see either of those things happen. Maybe they should do a commercial together.

    Giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like giving Glenn Beck an honorary doctorate. “If I only had a brain…”

    Giving Donald Rumsfeld a Defender of the Constitution Award is like giving Peter Buck life. Neither deserves it.

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