Hey Mr Rumsfeld, you said it!
I can’t tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks or five months, but it certainly isn’t going to last any longer than that.
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on November 14, 2002, speaking on National Public Radio and Infinity Radio, USA.
The Iraq war had been going for five months by August 20, 2003 as land troops from United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Poland had invaded Iraq on March 20. That must make today some kind of anniversary! Yayyy!!!!
Jim Lehrer: Rightly or wrongly, Mr. Secretary, I went back and checked the record today, the impression that was given in public statements and all that sort of thing was that when this war ended, this war was going to end, that when Saddam Hussein and his regime, you know, fell, then the rest of it was going to be kind of a mop-up. And I’m just –
Donald Rumsfeld: Not by me.
Amnesiac Donald Rumsfeld, September 10, 2003
Source: PBS News Hour
Mr Rumsfeld, you win the Cakewalk Anniversary Cake!
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