Oh. my. god. Donald Rumsfeld is such a disgrace. You have to check out this DoD News transcript, where he gives a status report on things all pleasant in Iraq:
“They’re making progress economically. The schools are open. The hospitals are open. They have a stock market functioning. They sent some teams to the Olympics. They have a symphony and at the same time, amidst all those good things that are happening, people are being killed. Iraqis are being killed, as they were yesterday and the day before. At some point the Iraqis will get tired of getting killed and we’ll have enough of the Iraqi security forces that they can take over responsibility for governing that country and we’ll be able to pare down the coalition security forces in the country.”
Peace and prosperity abroad, courtesy of W.