The 83-year-old former US Secretary of Defense tweeted three times, complaining that he will likely not live to see the implementation of a flat tax in the country.
— Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) April 18, 2016
Unlike many others who took to social media to complain about their tax situation on Monday, Rumsfeld wasn’t met with camaraderie. Instead, the notorious snark of the twitterverse came out in full force, reminding him that there is always the possibility that there will be a flat tax, just for him, in hell.
— Goodbye Third Way (@goodbyethirdway) April 18, 2016
— 100% literal garbage (@badtweets4u) April 18, 2016
Many jumped at the chance to blast Rumsfeld for his boosterism in the lead-up to the Iraq War, others expressed sadness that they may not live to see him prosecuted for his war crimes.
— Ben Geier (@ben_geier) April 18, 2016
Rumsfeld, as a leading architect of the Iraq War, has famously claimed that the unnecessary decimation of an entire country had, “nothing to do with oil, literally nothing to do with oil.” He was also involved in decision making, allowing the extrajudicial execution of several people — a war crime and in breach of the Geneva Conventions.
— Owning Fetishist (@ZackBudryk) April 18, 2016
Additionally, he is complicit in the use of torture in facilities including Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, practices which occurred while he was the Secretary of Defense.
Even the 41st US President, George H.W. Bush criticized Rumsfeld, calling him “arrogant,” in his recent biography.
“I think he served the president badly. I’ve never been that close to him anyway. […] There’s a lack of humility, a lack of seeing what the other guy thinks. He’s more kick ass and take names, take numbers. I think he paid a price for that,” Bush senior wrote.