Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Asking for Donald Rumsfeld's opinion on the best way to handle the current crisis in the Middle East is like asking me for my secret to making a marriage last. The man fucked up literally everything he touched during his tenure as Secretary of Defense -- presiding over and playing architect of one of the most shameful, even criminal follies in American foreign policy history -- and yet because he's hawking a book right now, the TV news talking heads are treating his thoughts on the recent turmoil overseas as if they have even an ounce of credibility behind them.
Now comes this little revelation: A memo gleaned from Rumsfeld's own archives, written in 2003 to then Under Secretary of Defense Douglas Feith, that provides a window into the kind of breathtaking incompetence Rumsfeld's name would ultimately become synonymous with.
Seriously, read this and try to convince yourself it wasn't written by an 8th grader barely passing social studies.
Explain to me again why this asshole isn't right this very second being violated by the Sisters in a prison laundry room somewhere.
(via Andrew Sullivan & Benoit)