Thursday, February 10, 2011

You Ain't So Tough

The Public Enema

CBS: Rumsfeld Criticizes Condoleezza Rice

Rumsfeld was also critical of Powell's successor, Condoleezza Rice, for her lack of experience in government.

"She'd never served in a senior administration position," he said. "She'd been an academic. And, you know, a lot of academics like to have meetings. And they like to bridge differences and get people all to be happy."

Of course, this isn't the first time that der Donald has shared his smoldering contempt for the touchy-feelie frilly undie-wearing world of foreign policy process - after all, why bother to find a committee-driven consensus toward resolving an international issue when one can just drop a daisy cutter on the problem and build a truck plaza upon the smoking crater, amirite?

Diplomacy is icky girlie stuff, and real manly men don't do such unknown unknowns...No fog of war looming around here, no sir.



Phil said...

As we all know, every one of those dirty motherfuckers should be behind bars for the rest of their miserable lives.

Batocchio said...

Cool, DB! Coincidentally, I lent a friend my copy of Angler just last night. Great book – possibly the best on the Bush administration overall, and why it operated the way it did, and certainly on the short list. Rummy's conduct toward Rice was contemptuous and unprofessional, and it didn't help the administration any. That said, both Rice and Rumsfeld should be under investigation, on trial, and probably in jail. Rice is a liar, ass-coverer and horrible person as well. But Rumsfeld represents many more degrees of evil, and his rap sheet is far longer.

Spud said...

Ah but they are untouchable holy persons....NOT !