When Donald Rumsfeld took over the United States military services, the world feared our might. The restructuring of the military under Clinton and Gore gave us the ability to put on such incredible demonstrations of precision military destruction that, from invisibly high altitudes, we could destroy a chicken coop and leave the outhouse next to it untouched. The fine surgical instrument that was handed over to Rumsfeld was used with all the finesse of a rock.
Now the whole world knows that the fearsome 'Black Helicopters" can be knocked out of the skies with a small caliber squirrel rifle.
Ahbu Graib, Guantanamo, over 3000 dead, 10,000 greivously wounded, hundreds of thousands of dead civilians, and a royal cluster bleep in Iraq and, by the way, Afghanistan...
"Don Rumsfeld is the finest Secretary of Defense this country has had"...Dick Cheney
A tribute to the man who has a machine sign his "personal" letters to the parents of dead soldiers.
"Oh, come on. People are fungible. You can have them here or there." Don Rumsfeld
And also, as Rummy rides off into the sunset, we hear the haunting echos of his prediction on how long the Iraq War would last,
"It is unknowable how long that conflict will last. It could last six days, six weeks. I doubt six months."
I watched a small bit of Rumsfeld's farewell ceremony...It made me sick.
In reality, I don't think most of America WILL forget...
Bye Rummy! Go live in your walnut paneled cave in your gated community protected by your private armed guards... and think about what you've done.