Fox News Invites War Criminal Donald Rumsfeld To Give Obama Advice On War Crimes (VIDEO)

There’s a well-known saying that goes something like, “It takes one to know one” – and that seemed to be the premise of a recent Fox News segment in which the conservative media outlet invited a war criminal to talk about how President Obama could better handle ISIS. Former Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld – who was accused of war crimes during his time as Defense Secretary – went “On the Record” Tuesday night to bad-mouth the Obama administration and tell them what they SHOULD be doing.

You can watch the segment below:

Asserting that America appears to be naive and in denial about ISIS, Rumsfeld suggested that the Obama administration should be going after the extremist group more aggressively:

“It brings back to mind the period before World War II where people said ‘I didn’t know’ or ‘I was just following orders’ or ‘it’s random,’ but when you kill – systematically kill – Jews and kill Christians and say that’s what you’re doing, it’s not random, it’s purposeful.

And it seems to me a lot of the country is still in a state of denial about it and the only way you can deal with something like that is to put it up on the table, call it what it is, deal with it.

 Any idea that you can defend everywhere at every moment of the day or night against every conceivable technique is simply wrong. If you try to defend everywhere you defend nowhere. The only way you can deal with it is to go after those people.”

Reacting to host Greta Van Susteren’s point that ISIS had recently beheaded almost two-dozen Christians in Libya, Rumsfeld reiterated that the U.S. was not doing enough:

“I think back to the 1930s when the Holocaust was going on and Nazis were killing Jews by the tens of thousands. And the United States government turned away ships filled with Jews from our ports.”

He added,“It is important that we not have a leadership vacuum” right before launching into what sounded like a pep talk one might give to a child:

“Take a problem, put it on the table, look at it, be honest about it and then develop a strategy to deal with it, which is hard. Admittedly, once you decide you are worried about something you have to say what your goal is and if you set a goal, somebody’s not gonna like it. And they’re gonna criticize it. But it takes courage to set a goal and it takes courage to then develop a course of action to deal with that goal. And perseverance, even when life’s tough it’s gonna be difficult, you’re gonna have have failures and successes but you have to be persistent and believe in what you’re doing. And if you deny what the problem is, you can’t even get started.”

Thanks, Rumsfeld. Coming from a guy who knows everything there is to know about war crimes (and denial), this advice should probably be taken with a very large grain of salt.

Featured image courtesy of Fox News (Screengrab).