More Straight Talk From The SecDef

Don Rumsfeld continues to put on, in Brit Hume’s words, “the best show in town” at his daily press briefings.

Today, apparently, in response to a question about whether or not he was “micro-managing” the bombing/maneuvers on the ground in Afghanistan, he responded by stating that the story had no named sources, and said it was obviously written by a “world-class thumb sucker.”

It is really difficult (and frightening) to imagine Bill Cohen giving these briefings.


Just to clarify the record, and not that it reduces in any way the entertainment level, but in reading the actual transcript, it seems clear that the “thumb sucker” appellation applied to the story itself, rather than the author.