Donald Rumsfeld Fundraising For Candidate Accused Of War Crimes | Talking Points Memo

Ilario Pantano became a conservative cause celebre after he survived war crimes charges in Iraq stemming from his shooting of unarmed Iraqi prisoners. He parlayed his story into a book and then a highly competitive, but unsuccessful, run for Congress in 2010 in North Carolina against Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC). Pantano is running again in 2012 and has a powerful ally fundraising for him this month in Washington: former Defense Secretry Donald Rumsfeld.

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