Rumsfield Vague on War Media Management

Asked by Congressman Dennis Kucinich whether the Rendon Group was involved in a Department of Defense media management strategy on the war in Iraq, the former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, was vague. "I am aware that there have been over the years, contracts with that organization from various entities within the department and outside of the department. Whether there was in a manner that would fit your question, I am not in a position to answer," he said. In December 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported that the Rendon Group had won Pentagon contracts worth more than $56 million since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Kucinich wants the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to further investigate the PR activities of the Rendon Group and the Lincoln Group "in shaping news accounts justifying the war in Iraq".