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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:20 PM
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Donald Rumsfeld...the poet.
As we bid farewell to the illustrious Rummy, let us not forget his contributions to the lexicon:


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.


Department of Defense news briefing
Feb. 12, 2002
...........

Once in a while,
I'm standing here, doing something.
And I think,
"What in the world am I doing here?"
It's a big surprise.


Interview with the New York Times
May 16, 2001
............

Oh my goodness gracious,
What you can buy off the Internet
In terms of overhead photography!
A trained ape can know an awful lot
Of what is going on in this world,
Just by punching on his mouse
For a relatively modest cost!


June 9, 2001
............

I think what you'll find,
I think what you'll find is,
Whatever it is we do substantively,
There will be near-perfect clarity
As to what it is.
And it will be known,
And it will be known to the Congress,
And it will be known to you,
Probably before we decide it,
But it will be known.


Department of Defense briefing
Feb. 28, 2003










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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:25 PM
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1. He did have a way with words.
Never did figure out what that way was, though. :rofl:
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:27 PM
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2.  He Knew how to use verbiage to avoid a conversation . Bye Asshole
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 09:28 PM by orpupilofnature57
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