Saturday, May 5, 2007

You can't make this stuff up ...

And it is not knowable if force will be used, but if it is to be used, it is not knowable how long that conflict would last. It could last, you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.

~ Donald Rumsfeld, then-Secretary of Defense, during a Town
Hall meeting at Aviano Air Base, Italy on 7 February 2003
"Rumsnamara" couldn't find his own toochis with two hands and a flashlight, and the Claremont Institute is awarding him a Statesmanship Award? In honor of Sir Winston Churchill?!

I presume Rummy's alleged "statesmanship" occurred some time after this sad moment:

(Hmm, I just noticed that that occurred just ten days before my honorable discharge from the US Air Force!)

1 comment:

Jon Luker said...

A more appropriate honor would be poet laureate:

There are
known knowns
These are
things we know
that we know

There are
known unknowns
That is to say
there are things
that we know
we don't know

But there are also
unknown unknowns
There are things
we don't know
we don't know