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Donald Rumsfeld -- Is That a Gun In Your Pocket?

7/13/2011 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

No one is immune to the probing hands of the TSA ... including former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld ... who got the pat-down at Chicago's O'Hare airport this afternoon ... and TMZ has the pics.

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Sources at the airport tell TMZ ... Rummy was all smiles during the body sweep and was "very nice" throughout the procedure.

We're told several people recognized Donald ... and at one point, he waved to a group of soldiers who were dressed in their military uniforms.

Eventually, TSA agents cleared Rumsfeld and he was allowed to travel like everyone else ... ever so slightly violated.

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61.

karen    

I'll bet he was not groped his privates were not touched

1107 days ago
62.

sam    

I love Rumsfeld and Bush. and I miss them like crazy.

1107 days ago
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Joshua Maida    

Man some of you people (yes I said 'you people') are still bitter betsys about ole donnie....

The TSA is a joke. If you want to stop a terrorist you gotta start to profile like the Israelis do. It's not so much about race or religion as much as mannerisms and behavior but lets get real. The people that are trying to bring down a plane aren't the former Sec Def, a wheel chair bound 90 yr old or a toddler. You could cut the TSA in half, pay the ones you keep better and train them to legitimately look for the tell tale signs of some n'er do well. Until we take the threat seriously, our response to it (the faux security the TSA provides) will never be serious enough to stop it.

1107 days ago
64.

Sam     

Just for the record I love Rumsfeld and Bush. We haven't had a terrorist attack again because of them -not our current excuse for a President.

1107 days ago
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PRO US    

Joshua Maida less than a minute ago

Man some of you people (yes I said 'you people') are still bitter betsys about ole donnie....

The TSA is a joke. If you want to stop a terrorist you gotta start to profile like the Israelis do. It's not so much about race or religion as much as mannerisms and behavior but lets get real. The people that are trying to bring down a plane aren't the former Sec Def, a wheel chair bound 90 yr old or a toddler. You could cut the TSA in half, pay the ones you keep better and train them to legitimately look for the tell tale signs of some n'er do well. Until we take the threat seriously, our response to it (the faux security the TSA provides) will never be serious enough to stop it.
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+1

1107 days ago
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PRO US    

@Jackmeoffski 13 hours ago:

You really should take your anti-psychotic medications. If and when a terrorist blows you up, you know who will be laughing at your funeral about your obsession with conspiracy theories.

1107 days ago
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PRO US    

MikeD 6 hours ago

Just to show 'simply', how wayyyy out of touch the TSA is with reality.. forget the Grandma Diapers, forget the 3 month old baby, and the 4 year old girl... but PaaaLease... THE USofA ex-SECRETARY OF DEFENSE? I mean... they are insane... and so stupid... Yeah that's it. There are good TSA agents.. who really do know their job.. then the really DUMB ones... There are so many that EVERYONE has to follow the Same Rules.. lest a dummy make a --- (yeah, you guessed it) Dumb mistake. But, that;s like checkin' out the VP or even POTUS for cryin' out loud. While TSA is having fun, Other countries inc. Israel... do it the right way without such foolishness.
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1107 days ago
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Jake 3 hours ago

Vicious, underhanded, stupid and vile comments against one of the men who kept the bombers from your little bong shop.
One would think you would be heaping praise on the man for keeping the war in Iraq and Afghanistan instead of your favorite coke and cocaine shop.
Instead, you heap hate and derision for a true patriot, and as such you appear even smaller than you really could be.
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Yes, except Rumsfeld was responsible for trying to control Iraq after the conquest, with too few troops and for dismantling the Iraqi army and security service which led to a power va**** that Al Quaida and other extremist fundamentalist terrorists filled. It took Petraeus to urge for the surge in troops to Iraq under Bush that brought the security situation and violence there more under control and allowed the USA to start pulling out most of its troops. Rumsfeld was a lousy defense strategist, but at least he was a patriot.

1107 days ago
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PRO US    

@The Seer: Let's just say I don't agree with much that you said. You're pretty arrogant to pretend to know what historical figures you never met and don't understand would think of anyone. Pompous azz, that's you! Without strong security measures against terrorists, there would be no freedoms, and you'd be dead or living in a Caliphate on your knees, paying a dhimmi tax, or converted to the so-called "One True Religion" but you're too dumb to understand that.

1107 days ago
70.

Jon    

What brazen and arrogant propaganda.

1107 days ago
71.

blakmira    

Where did these photos come from? It's now "illegal" to take photos at the gate! Rumsfeld wouldn't be caught dead taking a commercial flight. Of course, he's "smiling" as we all should because being molested by strangers for our 'security' is SO much fun.

By the way, Rumsfeld, what ever did happen to the $2.3 trillion in Pentagon transactions mysteriously missing that you announced at a press conference on September 10, 2001? For some odd reason we never heard anything about it again. Hmmmm?

This is pure BS for the TSA PR spin. FAIL

1107 days ago
72.

David    

And when the next would be bomber has a device in a body cavity will we have to submit to a body cavity search? I will not subject myself nor my family to needless radiation exposure nor TSA molestation. My family and I will not be flying until the TSA changes these procedures.

"They say the risk is minimal, but statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays," Dr Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University school of medicine, told AFP."No exposure to X-ray is considered beneficial. We know X-rays are hazardous but we have a situation at the airports where people are so eager to fly that they will risk their lives in this manner,"

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/body-scanners-dangerous-scientists

http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/20/aol-investigation-no-proof-tsa-scanners-are-safe/

1106 days ago
73.

HP_Loveshaft    

Carl blathered: "Those soldiers probably don't realize he doesn't give a crap about them."

So, insult our soldiers so you can get your childish dig in at Rumsfeld. Grow up, punk.

1106 days ago
74.

John Galt    

RUmsfeld is a good man and tried to do what had to be done under the cir****tances. Lucky for us we don't have to depend on any of you red diaper doper babies to defend our country! You toddlers don't know the first thing about war.

1106 days ago
75.

Julie    

Donald Rumsfeld Mother's name was not huser it was Husted.

1106 days ago
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