Rumsfeld Interview

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Donald Rumsfeld gave an interview to the BBC recently and I couldn't help but post some of his choice quotes. These are too good not to share. Let's start with the subject of the war in Iraq and hear what Mr. Rumsfeld has to say.
"[Iraq] is an important country with intelligent people, water and oil. [The war] was completed with dispatch, and with minimal collateral damage, and with minimal loss of life."
When asked by the BBC whether Iraq was safer since the US-led invasion ended, Rumsfeld said "Well, statistically no. But clearly it has been getting better as we've gone along." "A lot of bad things that could have happened have not happened."
On the subject of Guantanamo Bay, Rumsfeld told the BBC "The people in Gitmo 99% have the best food probably, the best medical treatment they've ever received in their lives."
Finally, to wrap up this little talking points post is this last quote from Rumsfeld that I am not sure how to label, so here it is: "There are things we know we know, and that's helpful to know you know something. There are things we know we don't know. And that's really important to know, and not think you know them, when you don't. But the tricky ones are the ones-the unknown unknowns - the things we don't know we don't know. They're the ones that can get you in a bucket of trouble."
Well there you have it straight from the horse's mouth. Iraq is full of intelligent people with water, who are safer yet not safe. Gitmo is the place to go for a great meal and a check-up, and we know things that we don't know.


Daedalus said...

are the water and oil intelligent as well? do you know what time flights leave for gitmo? sounds like a resort.

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