This article has some interesting reporting about our most honorable Secretary of War, er I mean Defense.
Once upon a time, Mr. Rumsfeld made the following remarks, according to official Pentagon transcripts:
Fast forward to last week.
More gems from the article:
Mr. Rumsfeld at one point was convinced that the Iraq people would greet the invading coaltion with open arms…
Ah, but 6 months or so after that he said:
He does indeed look like somebody else. Not sure who, but clearly someone else.
The article has several more examples. The pattern of behavior–Mr. Rumsfeld apparently looking like someone else–is consistent.
Anyway, what’s the big deal, hmm? Is he just off his nut? After all, his previous remarks are on the record. Does he think his persistent mendacity isn’t going to be noticed by anybody?
Or is the truthiness of his earlier remarks ambiguous enough for his currrent versions to be deemed semi-correct, at least sufficiently so to meet the exalted standards of the present administration?
Is there anybody left who thinks that truth and reliable honesty are admirable qualities in a Secretary of Defense?
Yes, “truthiness” is my new favorite word. Sorry about that.
Mr. Rumsfeld, I hearby pit thee; I damn thee to the special level of hell reserved for child molesters and people who talk at the theater. May you roast in peace: here now, and there later.