I heard that Rumsfeld was attacking the press on Iraq coverage but didn't realise how freakin' ridiculously manic it all was:
We've arrived at a strange time in this country where the worst about America and our military seems to so quickly be taken as truth by the press, and reported and spread around the world, often with little context and little scrutiny, let alone correction or accountability after the fact...What is it with these bogus WWII analogies? Back then, Hitler was the one invading countries, repressing civil rights, torturing people and breaking international laws...
How will history judge, if it does, the reporting some decades from now when Iraq's path is settled?
... You couldn't tell the full story of Iwo Jima simply by listing the nearly 26,000 Americans that were casualties in a brief 40 days at Iwo Jima. So too, in Iraq, it's appropriate to note not only how many Americans have been killed -- and may God bless them and their families -- but what they died for, or more accurately what they lived for.
To be responsible, one needs to stop defining success in Iraq as the absence of terrorist attacks.
Stephen Pizzo argues that Rumsfeld is sounding more and more like a madman:
So we now have a certifiable loon in charge of the most powerful military on the face of the earth. Shouldn't someone do something?"Someone"? That would be YOU, George...
Mind you, latest rumours are that Rummy's replacement will be Joe Liebermann. Uuurgh!!
UPDATE: Speaking of madness, how's this sound:
STEPHANOPOULOS: If you had known that no weapons of mass destruction would be found, would you have advocated invasion?Hello???? Rummy was agitating for war in Iraq on 9/11!!!
RUMSFELD: I didn't advocate invasion.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You didn't?
RUMSFELD: No, I wasn't asked.
You know you have really lost it when you start to believe your own shit.