Rumsfeld's pearls of wisdom

It is always a treat to read/watch Rumsfeld in action, but I think he set some kind of personal record this Sunday during an interview with Chris Wallace -- who was surprisingly tough on the Military Stud-in-chief. My favorite bit was when Rumsfeld defended Cheney's statement that the insurgency is in its "last throes": "The fact is that if you look at the context of his remarks, last throes could be a violent last throe, just as well as a placid or calm last throe. Look it up in the dictionary."

Turns out Richard Bradley over at The Huffington Post did in fact look it up, only to find that it is linguistically impossible to experience a placid throe. But then our gentle tyrant obviously knows better.

Then there's the point when Rumsfeld sounds almost approving of the commies: "But if you think about the insurgency, they don't have any vision. There's no Ho Chi Minh, there's no Mao, there's no nationalistic -- this is led by Zarqawi. He's a Jordanian and he's doing it not against a dictatorial government, he's doing it against an elected Iraqi government." By the way, Rumsfeld feels so strongly about this that he made this point twice in the same interview. You know the war is going badly when die-hard conservatives start feeling nostalgic about communists.


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