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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Wrestling With History

The Washington Post has a fascinating article on Donald Rumsfeld in an article dated 11/13/05. It's long but worth the time investment, and discusses a great deal of Rumsfeld's different wars, including the one against Collin Powell, reorganization of the Pentagon, Iraq, a future war with China, and himself to a degree. One of the most memorable lines from the story, dealing with this wrestle with history reads:

Robots, computers, missile shields and orbiting lasers address threats that no longer seem as pressing. The someday menace of enemy missiles has faded compared with today's car bombs, suicide vests and that medieval remnant, beheadings.

One of Rumsfeld's favorite maxims, one he supposedly included in a memo to George Bush before the Iraq invasion:

"it is easier to get into something than to get out of it."

If only they both had given it greater weight when it mattered . . . some interesting insights into Rumsfeld, and the war.


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