Rumsfeld is Dead

Sorry for being tardy – I meant to get a quick post out yesterday.

I an additional to helping get us into Iraq in 2003 on the basis of a mountain of lies, rummy also helped push our illegal policies of detainee abuse, which of course led to nothing positive in terms of intelligence collection.

He also coined the dumb-fuck phrase about “unknown unknowns” in response to questions about why we had no plan for Iraq beyond “depose Saddam” (the inarguably simplest part of the operation). And, “You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time,” another shithead response to why our troops weren’t properly equipped. This was a particularly glib remark in reference to a war of our choosing, that was initiated on our timetable.

Of course, rumsfeld had a long and storied career as a short-sighted, belligerent, dishonest asshole long before he became SECDEF for bush II. At least he had the good sense to just disappear after his tenure.

And now he’s dead.

There’s certainly more that could be said, but I think this is sufficient.