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April 14, 2005

Comedy Central Presents - Donald Rumsfeld

Billmon has a nice little ditty about what a hoot Donald Rumsfeld is.

People often think satire is easy, but it's really not...Which is why it really frosts my shorts when a fossilized old bureaucrat like Donald Rumsfeld pops up in Baghdad and delivers -- seemingly without effort -- howlers like this one:

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on a surprise visit to Iraq, warned the country's new interim leaders on Tuesday against political purges and cronyism that could spark "lack of confidence or corruption in government."
Cronyism. Lack of confidence or corruption in goverment. From Donald Rumsfeld. Secretary of Defense in the Bush administration. Totally deadpan, too. Not a hint of a smile. And with perfect timing.

The sick freakin' bastard makes political humor look like child's play (actually it is child's play, but you know what I mean.) With one deft line, he managed to mock not only himself, but the president and vice president of the United States, the U.S. Congress, the incoming World Bank president, the next U.N. ambassador and the entire corporate media elite.

I don't really have anything to add to this, it just made me giggle. And I hope it makes you giggle too!

He may be a demented old war criminal, but he's a funny demented old war criminal. And in my book, that still counts for something.


  • At April 14, 2005, Anonymous Jerry said…

    Damn! First we "suprise" the Iraqis by destroying their infrastructure, and now we "suprise" them with a 'visit' by Rumsfeld. Have we no mercy?


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