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    I just read http://onnachrichten.t-online.de/c/4...5/4532652.html. Sorry, it is German. It is about a Rumsfeld interview for the BBC, but they quote only fragments. Does anybody know where I can find the original?

    The content is that the Iraq war was a success, but that from an statistically point of view Iraq is not safer than after the war. He also blamed Iran and Syria and defends the prison camp in Guantanamo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franconicus
    Does anybody know where I can find the original?
    Here is the transcript from BBC:

    Rumsfeld interview
    Last edited by Ser Clegane; 06-16-2005 at 12:56.

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    This one is two years old. I am looking for a new one, after the war. But it is informative anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franconicus
    This one is two years old.
    Oops

    This should be the real one:
    Department of Defense
    Last edited by Ser Clegane; 06-16-2005 at 13:14.

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    Thank you!

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    You can watch it here - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4093762.stm - off the BBC website too.

    This interview just affirms my view that he is a complete moron.
    GARCIN: I "dreamt," you say. It was no dream. When I chose the hardest path, I made my choice deliberately. A man is what he wills himself to be.
    INEZ: Prove it. Prove it was no dream. It's what one does, and nothing else, that shows the stuff one's made of.
    GARCIN: I died too soon. I wasn't allowed time to - to do my deeds.
    INEZ: One always dies too soon - or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are - your life, and nothing else.

    Jean Paul Sartre - No Exit 1944

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    i saw this interview

    i was very imprerssed with rumsfeld's answers
    "That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or labourer's cottage is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there."
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    "If the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court...the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned the government into the hands of that eminent tribunal."
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    Why?

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    why was i impressed?
    did you watch the interview?

    his answers were much less callous and just as sharp
    most everything that he said was a fair statement

    is this the one that aired on BBC1 on tuesday regarding post-election iraq?
    "That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or labourer's cottage is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there."
    -Eric "George Orwell" Blair

    "If the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court...the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned the government into the hands of that eminent tribunal."
    (Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, 1861).
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