The Unknown Known: The Life And Times Of Donald Rumsfeld | 2014

Documentary, Political
Polarizing former congressman, Secretary of Defense and advisor to four presidents Donald Rumsfeld expounds on thousands of his memos, showing us history as he would like us to see it.
Director: Errol Morris
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Synopsis

This documentary offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War, and a larger-than-life character who provoked equal levels of fury and adulation from the American public. Rather than conducting a conventional interview, the director has Rumsfeld expound on his "snowflakes," tens of thousands of memos (many never previously published) that he composed as a congressman, as an advisor to four different presidents and twice as Secretary of Defense. These memos provide a window into history-not history as it actually happened, but history as Rumsfeld wants us to see it. It is made plain that his "snowflakes"-whether intended to elucidate, rationalize, obfuscate or control history-are contradicted by the facts.

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