Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Zemblan patriot J.D. forwards the item below, from a Radar Magazine piece on the new book Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy, by Andrew Cockburn:
On a five-day river rafting party through the Grand Canyon: "In between countermanding the directions of the professional river guide, which he did on a continual basis, Rumsfeld would lecture us interminably ..." The lectures ended "only when Rumsfeld put his back out hurling buckets of water in an interraft water fight. He finished the trip strapped to a chair on the chase boat that also carried the sealed box containing the rafters' 'human waste.'"
And, from the same article, a second item which is not, alas, a metaphor:
During cold war games, Rumsfeld "always tried to unleash the maximum amount of nuclear firepower possible" at the entire Communist bloc, Russians and Chinese together.

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