Friday, August 04, 2006

Quote, unquote

“If we left Iraq prematurely,the enemy would tell us to leave Afghanistan and then withdraw from the Middle East. And if we left the Middle East, they’d order us and all those who don’t share their militant ideology to leave what they call the occupied Muslim lands from Spain to the Philippines.”
-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, explaining the domino theory of foreign policy to the Senate Armed Services Committee. NY Times editorializes.

2 Comments:

At 11:47 AM, Blogger dicta said...

The man is unbelievable. He is a perfect example of how arogance consumes a lot of brain space that might otherwise be used for rational thinking.

I really pity the poor bastards in uniform these days. They deserve better.

 
At 8:18 AM, Blogger goofticket said...

Will we ever be free of the old 1950's Cold War Warriors?

We have Condi, who speaks fluent Russian and has her Ph.D in Cold War studies!

These are perfect choices for confilcts in the Middle East.

It's no wonder hundreds of CIA, FBI and NSA middle east experts have quit, resigned or run for the hills.

 

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