Saturday, May 26, 2018

May 2004 was a hectic time for me

My former boss - Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld

- I'm not into this detail stuff.
- I'm more concepty.
- I don't do quagmires.
- I don't do diplomacy.
- I don't do foreign policy.
- I don't do predictions.
- I don't do numbers.
- I don't do book reviews.
- Now, settle down, settle down. Hell, I'm an old man, it's early in the morning and I'm gathering my thoughts here.
- If I know the answer I'll tell you the answer, and if I don't, I'll just respond, cleverly.
- Oh, Lord. I didn't mean to say anything quotable.

I served as his Staff Director for the Detainee Task Force (Geren-Maples Group) from May 2004 until I retired in May 2006. SECDEF is a brilliant, selfless American patriot. Those who say otherwise have not had the great pleasure and honor of working for him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hear, hear. The faceless hordes who despise Don Rumsfeld champion aberrant behavior, soft-handed office boy politics, and indecisiveness. Rumsfeld should have a ship named after him -- or a whole class. The new FFG(x) should become "Rumsfeld-class guided missile frigates." A small thing for a truly great man.