During his speech before thousands of veterans Tuesday, Rumsfeld said the world faces "a new type of fascism" and warned against repeating the pre-World War II mistake of appeasement. He alluded to critics of the Bush administration's war policies in terms associated with the failure to stop Nazism in the 1930s, "a time when a certain amount of cynicism and moral confusion set in among the Western democracies."
Without explicitly citing Bush critics at home or abroad, he said "it is apparent that many have still not learned history's lessons."
Sorry, you don't get to call Democrats "Nazis" and then say "oops, that's not what I meant!" We read and heard the speech. He was quite explicit in his statement. There was no misunderstanding.
Rumsfeld is a war criminal serving as Defense Secretary. He's one of the guys that sold weapons to Saddam when Saddam was "on our side." Nope. Time to go Donald.