Well, that's certainly one way to deal with what may just be the greatest foreign policy blunder in United States history. At a recent press briefing, Donald Rumsfeld responded to a question from a reporter who was looking for a little bit of clarification what with all this timetable/benchmark talk going on about Iraq. His response:
This is complicated stuff. It’s difficult. We’re looking out into the future. No one can predict the future with absolute certainty.
So you ought to just back off, take a look at it, relax, understand that it’s complicated, it’s difficult. Honorable people are working on these things together. There isn’t any daylight between them. They’ll be discussing this and discussing that. They may have a change there, a change here. But it’ll get worked out.
I would just have to assume that the families of all the armed forces stationed in Iraq will take this advice to heart. Just relax, people. I mean, we've got Rummy's word that "honorable people" will be talking about this and talking about that. After all, 'it'll get worked out' eventually. Probably not under his watch, but it'll get worked out. Just take a chill pill, folks.
Worst Administration Ever!