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Donald Rumsfeld cancels New York Times subscription over Paul Krugman

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Donald Rumsfeld never exactly struck me as the kind of guy who spends a lot of time reading the New York Times, but apparently he'd been a devoted reader for quite some time. That is, until the Times ran a piece by Paul Krugman called "The Years of Shame," which prompted Rummy to cancel his subscription and then huffily tweet about it.

Krugman's column is actually surprisingly short and restrained, though the incendiary points are pretty easy to pick out. 

"Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons."

Yeah, that's probably the part that did it.

Of course, this whole thing really makes me wonder whether Rumsfeld has ever actually read any of Krugman's columns, since this one wasn't really too far out of the ordinary scope of his writing. Also, it's surprising that Rumsfeld was really driven over the edge by this and not the fact that the Times called his memoir a "tedious, self-serving volume."