posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 12:58 PM
How about this doozy from Adelman-
Kenneth Adelman: "The most dispiriting and awful moment of the whole administration was the day that Bush gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to
[former C.I.A. director] George Tenet, General Tommy Franks, and [Coalition Provisional Authority chief] Jerry [Paul] Bremer—three of the most
incompetent people who've ever served in such key spots. And they get the highest civilian honor a president can bestow on anyone! That was the day I
checked out of this administration. It was then I thought, There's no seriousness here, these are not serious people. If he had been serious, the
president would have realized that those three are each directly responsible for the disaster of Iraq."
I am telling you the phone is ringing off the hook on Capitol Hill. This article is reverberating everywhere in private. This is the guy who was
infamously quoted before the war ""I believe demolishing Hussein's military power and liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk."
Can you imagine Rumsfeld's reaction to this?
Kenneth Adelman: "The problem here is not a selling job. The problem is a performance job.… Rumsfeld has said that the war could never be lost in
Iraq, it could only be lost in Washington. I don't think that's true at all. We're losing in Iraq.… I've worked with [Rumsfeld] three times in
my life. I've been to each of his houses, in Chicago, Taos, Santa Fe, Santo Domingo, and Las Vegas. I'm very, very fond of him, but I'm crushed by
his performance. Did he change, or were we wrong in the past? Or is it that he was never really challenged before? I don't know. He certainly fooled
Oh man.... when Donny reads that, he's gonna smash his fist through his architect table.