Donald Rumsfeld does Game Center: play his Churchill Solitaire, "the most diabolical solitaire ever devised"

Donald Rumsfeld does Game Center: play his Churchill Solitaire,
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is known for many things - invasive Mideast policies, the "known unknowns" meme, or pushing the FDA to approve aspartame as a CEO of Searle - but making a virtual cards game for iOS at 83 is self-reinvention at its finest.

Joining the ranks of Kate Upton and Kim Kardashian, who have successful mobile games of their own, Mr Rumsfeld has collaborated with a dev shop to resurrect the type of card play that Winston Churchill apparently used to spend time on during the Second World War. 

Handily called Churchill Solitaire, the time-waster features intros and audio cuts by Churchill himself, and offers several levels of difficulty. You can play random dealings or more than 200 campaign-style deals, and climb up the ranks from a Sandhurst Cadet all the way to a Prime Minister boss level. The title's actual developer, WSC Solitaire, has some experience with this card game category, as can be easily deduced by the name, so you can rest assured that the graphics and gameplay are well taken care of. 

Donald Rumsfeld is actually on a media tour now, promoting his newest mobile app conquest, and landed in Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," where the conversation about Churchill Solitaire took a not-so-surprising turn towards the war in Iraq. Long story short, we now have another memorable quote from the SecDef himself, at the 7:25 mark in the video below: "If it were a fact, it wouldn’t be called Intelligence." Yes, this happened. Now soothe yourself with some Churchill Solitaire.

Developer: WSC Solitaire Download: iOS
Category: Games Price: Free to play, in-app purchases



1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Lol, haha, don't know what else there is to say

2. 497362

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

Hehe its no surprise that rumsfeld admires fellow war criminal Churchill, who - knowingly murdering civilians - set up the Lusitania to be sunk by a uboat, so as to make the usa join the war. To this day the uk govt denies the lusitania carried weapons, yet in the 1980s the thatcher govt issued a warning to scuba divers about exploaives in the sunken wreck.

3. Rydsmith unregistered

Except the Lusitania did not cause the US to enter the war. In fact the US did not enter the war for almost a year after the event. It would have been Pearly Harbor that tipped the United States into entering the war and at that it was only a war on the Eastern Front against the Japanese. It wasn't until Germany declared war on the US due to Hitler's grandiose ideas that it would somehow win against a two front war and three of the strongest nations in the world that the US entered the war against the Nazi Regime. Also the notice of explosives devices come from the multiple amount of sunken ships from what was know as the Battle of the Atlantic and the multiple amount of undetonated pay loads from various ships; US, UK, and German.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Dang it, I think I ventured into the wrong site again, this is world history, can someone help me navigate back to PA. Kidding... I'm impressed by some of your knowledge guys.

6. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

What knowledge one person is talking about world war I and the other is talking about world war II

5. SkyfallWalker

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 28, 2016

That was funny

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