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Saturday, November 18, 2006

"Rumsfeld Bites The Dust"

My reaction to the news that Donald Rumsfeld resigned.




Memorable Rumsfeld quotes: -

"I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past. I think the past was not predictable when it started."

"We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat." – on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (Where were they again exactly? )

"I believe what I said yesterday. I don't know what I said, but I know what I think, and, well, I assume it's what I said."

"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." (The ultimate dance in order to avoid saying anything.)

"There's another way to phrase that and that is that the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. It is basically saying the same thing in a different way. Simply because you do not have evidence that something does exist does not mean that you have evidence that it doesn't exist." - on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (Tsk tsk and people fell for that too.)

"I don't do quagmires."
"I don't do diplomacy."
"I don't do foreign policy."
"I don't do predictions."
"I don't do numbers."
"I don't do book reviews." (Sure you will.)




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20 Comments:

Blogger an average patriot said...

First take a moment to laugh and watch this Hilarious Rumsfeld video!
http://video.msn.com/v/us/msnbc.htm?f=00&g=eac6a101-1d26-4f6a-a99d-6c9fc26d7329&p=Source_Scarborough_Country&t=c1151 Wasn't that a riot and we thought Bush sounded stupid!

18/11/06 11:48 am  
Anonymous ted said...

If he wasn't so scary he'd have been funny. Nice one Beep.

18/11/06 5:39 pm  
Blogger L>T said...

awesome post as usual.

19/11/06 2:19 am  
Anonymous remy said...

It was about a year ago that I first saw his name as Rumsfailed.

19/11/06 3:28 am  
Anonymous ted said...

Now that second clip is a "wonderful reminder" of just how scary that man is...:)

19/11/06 10:07 am  
Blogger Kevin Parry said...

Good riddance that he is out! A very dangerous man to be in power.

All the best
Kevin

Memoirs of an ex-Christian

19/11/06 5:42 pm  
Anonymous Mojoey said...

don't let the door hit you on the way out - bastard.

20/11/06 7:22 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly, the removal of one man and the loss of both Houses does not get rid of the menace of the Bush Administration.

However, I believe it makes a strong case for why Australia should never become a Republic. Cheers!

20/11/06 8:06 am  
Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Even Lieberman called for him to step down.

His replacement is an Iran-Contra criminal.

20/11/06 8:54 am  
Anonymous Allen Voviod said...

You hear the stuff that comes out of his mouth and you think, "How did he last THIS long?!"

One down, a bunch more to go...

Cheers,
Allen Voivod
RumsfeldDiaries.com

P.S. Thanks for dropping by my blog, Beep!

20/11/06 9:26 am  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

Beep-ackseat quarter-beep-ack.

20/11/06 7:03 pm  
Anonymous ted said...

An interesting perspective you have there tanstaafl.

20/11/06 8:59 pm  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

"I believe what I said yesterday. I don't know what I said, but I know what I think, and, well, I assume it's what I said."

I don't know as I believe that he believes what he said he thinks he believes, so I'll just assume that he thinks he knows what he's talking about.

Of course, that's despite overwhelming evidence against that proposition.

{-;

21/11/06 1:20 am  
Blogger under_the_mercy said...

Sounds like a rather bad copy of Socrates.

21/11/06 3:40 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE under:

Educate us all about Socrates. But especially how this sounds likes a bad copy of socrates.

21/11/06 11:10 am  
Blogger under_the_mercy said...

RE: beep:


Rumsfeld:

"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." (The ultimate dance in order to avoid saying anything.)"

Socrates:

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing"

"One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing."

"I know I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing."

23/11/06 7:42 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE under:

I agree that those quotes have similarities. (with a qualification of course)

Rumsfeld is no socrates.

And I don't agree with Socrates either. :)

23/11/06 12:01 pm  
Blogger under_the_mercy said...

Hey, loosen up a bit there. I just saw the quotes, they sounded like someone trying to copy socrates, and I posted a comment on them.

27/11/06 6:50 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Loosen up? - from a guy who thinks that snakes talk? That's rich..

27/11/06 4:18 pm  
Blogger under_the_mercy said...

If you do not wish me to post on your blog in the future then by all means please just ask.

I respect your wishes and do not feel to be welcome here. You seem to believe that no matter what I say you have to counter it. Just because I am a Christian and you are an atheist does not me that we cannot agree on anything or have a nice conversation.

1/12/06 3:18 am  

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