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The Time Donald Rumsfeld Was “Delighted” With Al-Jazeera

The former Secretary of Defense might have a different opinion now that 22 Al-Jazeera staffers in Egypt resigned over alleged “biased coverage” in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood during last week’s unrest in Cairo.

After calling Al-Jazeera’s coverage of the Iraq War “vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable” in 2004, Rumsfeld agreed to be interviewed by Sir David Frost in 2011 and was happy to praise the network for its coverage during the so-called “Arab Spring.”

Rumsfeld: “[Al-Jazeera] can be an important means of communication in the world … I am delighted you are doing what you are doing.”

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