My Favorite Rumsfeld Quotes
The news is a-twitter today with the stupid comment put forth by ex-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. In his most PC way of doing things, “Rummy” likened a highly racist and stupid statement about President Obama and his administration to Apes and said, “Even a trained ape could do a better job…” Is he really that stupid? Does he not understand that comments like these hurt the Republican party as a whole? With every jape and poke at the President’s ethnicity, the GOP digs a little deeper. I want to give the architect of the Iraq war a little more credit than making a foolish comment. Unfortunately, if the past is any representation of Donald Rumsfeld’s stupidity, then I believe he’ll be eating a lot of shoe leather in life…Here are five Rumsfeld quotes that illustrate what kind of man he can be…
Here is some quality foreign affairs experience. Rumsfeld is addressing the press corps on what we know about weapons of mass destruction. “Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”
One of my favorite lines from Rumsfeld, “As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” Obviously, even an untrained…ahem…person would know you don’t go into war with an imaginary army. Luckily, Rummy was there to inform us.
“If I said yes, that would then suggest that that might be the only place where it might be done which would not be accurate, necessarily accurate. It might also not be inaccurate, but I’m disinclined to mislead anyone.” I am sure Donald Rumsfeld would NEVER mislead ANYONE or ANY COUNTRY…
Let me ask you, when your leaders are speaking about looting and pillaging while invading another nation, should they publicly state this? “Freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things – stuff happens.”
Really? You don’t say?!? How can you be so sure? “We do know of certain knowledge that he [Osama Bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead.”