If you ever watched former (ugh!) Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s numerous interactions with the press, you’ll understand the humor behind this tribute. It’s right on. One of the many things I liked about Rummy was his unique ability to handle the press, sometimes treating them like the children they are.
Anyway, here’s the clip, from CBS’ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson:
You served this country very, very well, Sec. Rumsfeld. Your fresh approach to the military and your biting sense of humor with the press will be just two of the many things your supporters will miss now that you’re gone.
Hat tip: Kim Priestap
Fri AM Update: Captain Ed references a Times of London piece where frontline troops express concern that new leadership at the Pentagon and in Congress will pull American troops out of Iraq before the mission is complete, and contrasts that with a NYT article that attempts to portray our troops as stupid and ill-informed.
Update II: And those troops who are concerned we are going to leave before the job is completed have good reason to be, considering this:
George McGovern, the former senator and Democratic presidential candidate, said Thursday that he will meet with more than 60 members of Congress next week to recommend a strategy to remove U.S. troops from Iraq by June.
If Democrats don’t take steps to end the war in Iraq soon, they won’t be in power very long, McGovern told reporters before a speech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“I think the Democratic leadership is wise enough to know that if they’re going to follow the message that election sent, they’re going to have to take steps to bring the war to a conclusion,” he said.
McGovern will present his recommendations before the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a 62-member group led by Reps. Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee.
“The best way to reduce this insurgency is to get the American forces out of there,” McGovern said. “That’s what’s driving this insurgency.”
McGovern told the audience Thursday that the Iraq and Vietnam wars were equally “foolish enterprises” and that the current threat of terrorism developed because _ not before _ the United States went into Iraq.
Will someone inform this defeatist clown that it’s not up to the United States Congress to come up with an exit plan? That’s the job of the Commander in Chief and his Defense Dept., and last I checked, the newly elected Democrats weren’t elected to serve in any of those positions.