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Rumsfeld speech at the pentagon on 9/10/2001 - interesting statements

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posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 10:26 AM
I'm suprised nobody has made mention of this speech by Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon, on 9/10/01. Has some interesting statements which could be interpreted in many ways.:

DOD Acquisition and Logistics Excellence Week Kickoff—Bureaucracy to Battlefield

Some might ask, how in the world could the Secretary of Defense attack the Pentagon in front of its people? To them I reply, I have no desire to attack the Pentagon; I want to liberate it. We need to save it from itself.

So as we all remember that if you do something, somebody's not going to like it, so be it. Our assignment is not to try to please everybody. This is not just about money. It's not about waste. It's about our responsibility to the men and women in uniform who put their lives at risk. We owe them the best training and the best equipment, and we need the resources to provide that. It's about respect for taxpayers' dollars. A cab driver in New York City ought to be able to feel confident that we care about those dollars.

Attack the Pentagon? References to New York? Coincidence?

posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 11:03 AM
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

The adversary's closer to home. It's the Pentagon bureaucracy. Not the people, but the processes. Not the civilians, but the systems. Not the men and women in uniform, but the uniformity of thought and action that we too often impose on them.

In this building, despite this era of scarce resources taxed by mounting threats, money disappears into duplicative duties and bloated bureaucracy—not because of greed, but gridlock. Innovation is stifled—not by ill intent but by institutional inertia.

Just as we must transform America's military capability to meet changing threats, we must transform the way the Department works and what it works on. We must build a Department where each of the dedicated people here can apply their immense talents to defend America, where they have the resources, information and freedom to perform.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

That speech is being taken out of context...

Yes he said the words attack the Pentagon... however it's the bureaucracy that takes place in and with the Pentagon, he wasn't talking about an actual attack.

However, I know, many will dispute this and say it was "code" a warning if you will, but I disagree.

[edit on 20-8-2008 by elevatedone]

posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 11:10 AM

Originally posted by elevatedone
However, I know, many will dispute this and say it was "code" a warning if you will, but I disagree.

Correct. I agree with you as well.

Even though it didnt have anything to do with the attacks, there are those that may interpret it differently. Like the Matrix passport thing, or any number of other things.

Just found it kinda interesting though.

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