Rumsfeld logic.

Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense of the U...

Donald Rumsfeld (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones. -Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Department of Defense news briefing in February 2002

When prolific politician, former CEO of the company that would become Monsanto, and possible war criminal Donald Rumsfeld made this statement during the early G.W. Bush years, he was lambasted in the media for being completely nonsensical. One things that I really admire about Mr. Rumsfeld is his almost preternatural ability to use classical rhetoric


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