Friday, April 07, 2006

Rummy and Condi: The Battling Bickersons.

Part of what W. said yesterday might tend to explain the awful mess we're in. In his opening remarks in Charlotte yesterday W. said:

"In order to make good decisions, you've got to rely upon good people. People have got to feel comfortable about coming in the Oval Office and tell you what's on their mind. There's nothing worse than people walking in, say, well, I'm a little nervous around the guy, I think I'd better tell him what he thinks he needs to hear.

You can't do the country justice, you can't make good decisions unless you've got a lot of good, competent people around you, and I do -- Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State; Don Rumsfeld -- (applause) -- the Vice President."

That's kind of a funny thing to say because Cheney apparently dosen't even bother to let W. what he's up to most of the time, based on how long it took him to get around to telling W that he shot someone.

As For Rummy and Condi, there seems to be a bit of a contretemps (figuratively speaking of course) brewing between the two of them. The WaPo reports that:

"Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said he did not know what Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was talking about when she said last week that the United States had made thousands of 'tactical errors' in handling the war in Iraq...Rumsfeld said calling changes in military tactics during the war 'errors' reflects a lack of understanding of warfare." (As if he knows anything about it!)

Remember, Condi said in the UK that, "I know we've made tactical errors, thousands of them I'm sure." WDAY's Scott Hennen asked Rummy, "Do you agree with that? Have we made thousands of tactical errors? And does that concern you?" Rummu answered, "I don't know what she was talking about, to be perfectly honest."

He doesn't either, though, that's the problem. Rummy explained that "The enemy's got a brain; the enemy watches what you do and then adjusts to that, so you have to constantly adjust and change your tactics, your techniques and your procedures."

But you go to war with the army you've got, not the one you'd like, right Rummy?

Good golly gracious, the enemy's got a brain.


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