Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld to help raise campaign money for Pantano, other veterans


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Submitted: Tue, 04/03/2012 - 3:51pm
Updated: Tue, 04/03/2012 - 4:07pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Ilario Pantano is getting some big-name help raising money for his Congressional campaign. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will attend a fundraiser for Pantano and other veterans in Washington, DC, later this month.

Rumsfeld will take part in the event April 16 hosted by Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans for Congress, a conservative veterans group. The reception will be at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington.

“There is no greater honor than to have received the encouragement of the former Secretary of Defense,” Pantano said in a statement. “We are humbled that Secretary Rumsfeld would make the time and the effort to single out our race for support,” said Ilario Pantano.

10 Comments

  • Guest900 says:

    Someone done hacked Common’s account.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    “Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.”

    This is the architect of two costly (in lives and cash) wastes of time that accomplished absolutely nothing more than to reiterate the fact that third-party led counterinsurgencies are destined to fail.

    This is the man that totally ignored eight of the nine Principles of War and raised Economy of Force to a religious icon.

    This is the man who got the Army Chief of Staff fired when he dared to give Congress an honest, accurate figure on the number of troops required in Iraq.

    This is the man who got a lot of soldiers and Marines killed by orchestrating two wars that he had no intention of winning, and ordering ROEs that insured no chance of winning.

    I know that you need cash and possibly you’re more forgiving than I am, but I wouldn’t acknowledge a simple “Good Morning” from this man.

  • Das Weibstück says:

    Pantano sees cash, thats all. He would take cash from Charles Manson.

  • SOSAD says:

    He put us in a war that was completely useless and lied to Congress about casualties.This is how disgusting Pantano is taking money from one of the worst!

  • GuestCommon Scents says:

    So the second biggest liar in the Dubya administration is going to help raise money for back-shooting carpetbagger. What in the world has politics come to in NC?

  • Guest 4545 says:

    What an angry bunch these Democrats are. They must have sense as to what’s coming this November!

  • Guest tater says:

    “There is no greater honor than to have received the encouragement of the former Secretary of Defense,” Pantano said in a statement. “We are humbled that Secretary Rumsfeld would make the time and the effort to single out our race for support,” said Ilario Pantano.

    Never in my life have I ever seen or heard such pandering, begging for money. Is there no shame anymore in politics? I dare someone to find out what Rumsfed is getting paid to go to this dinner and what Pantano will bill his campaign to attend it.

    As a combat veteran…

    As a family man…..

    As a sheriff deputy….

    As a Christian…

    As a New York City friend of scumbag Robert Maplethorpe ….

    As a soldier that shot two unarmed Iraqis in the back 300 times….

  • Dennis Miller says:

    Rumsfeld attends a fundraiser for all vets in Washington, DC and that amounts to a personal endorsement of Pantano?? Sounds like the kind of “spin” Obama practices.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    When have you ever seen me write a positive note about our handling of Iraq or Afghanistan?

    Johnson/McNamara, Bush/Rumsfeld – no difference. Money wasted, lives lost, nothing accomplished.

  • I know Pantano says:

    Someone needs to go to Washington DC and see if he is for Pantano for Congress. I think he will be there in the group. But someone needs to ask him if he is for Pantano for Congress and if he is giving Pantano money to run or is his money for Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans.

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