Keeping it simple today: Jon Swift, "The Reasonable Conservative" gets it right in his post about Rumsfeld's resignation; "...Rumsfeld's greatness may not be recogized by historians for many years to come. Unfortunately, you sometimes have to go with the legacy you have, not the legacy you want." Read the rest of Jon's post here.
War Crimes Case Prepared Against Rumsfeld
Amy Goodman's Democracy now has an interview here.
“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” February 2003
“I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past. I think the past was not predictable when it started.” 2003
“We do know of certain knowledge that he [Osama bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan or in some other country or dead” 2001
“Freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and do bad things . . . Stuff happens” On looting in Iraq after the 2003 invasion
“Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war” 2003
“You get a lot more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word alone” Quoting Al Capone to express views on international diplomacy in 1998
“As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time” 2004
“We do have a saying: if you’re in a hole, stop digging . . . um, I’m not sure I should have said that” 2002
“Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance” 1974
[H/T to Lotus, compiled by The Times of London]