Thursday, December 09, 2004

He's Out Of His Fucking Mind

Donald Rumsfeld. He's fucking nuts, that's all there is to it. He's crazy, and in charge, and our troops are dying needlessly because of his insanity. Won't someone in the Democratic Party, like, oh, I don't know, someone with military experience and influence, say John F. Kerry, DEMAND Rumsfeld's resignation effective immediately?

In an attempt to cover his ass against the onslaughter of yesterday's troop criticisms, Rumsfeld had this to say today:
"I don't know what the facts are but somebody's certainly going to sit down with him and find out what he knows that they may not know, and make sure he knows what they know that he may not know, and that's a good thing. I think it's a very constructive exchange," Rumsfeld said of the questioner.

More known unknown known unknowns.

Thankfully, the troops aren't buying Rummy's bullshit:
A former platoon leader in Iraq and founder of an advocacy group for troops called Operation Truth said Rumsfeld's comments in Kuwait showed he was out of touch with reality.

"Mr. Rumsfeld really doesn't understand the reality on the ground that the troops are facing," said Paul Rieckhoff.

"All he keeps giving us is excuses. We don't want excuses, we want solutions," he added.

Late night comedians have seized on the issue as well, and comic Jay Leno poked fun at Rumsfeld for saying that armor did not always provide protection. "Then he got in his armored car and left," said Leno to laughs from the audience.

Yeah, that's real funny to an audience sitting in the cushy safety of stateside NBC studios. Maybe it's just me, but I find joking about the troops safety and Rumsfeld's lunacy and incompetence fucking disgusting.

What the fuck kind of country -- people! -- have we become when leadership incompetence that results in the deaths of 1200 troops and counting is rewarded?

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