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Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Rummy we had--the known unknowing

Time has an illustrated collection of Rummyisms. Skipping the most obvious (known knowns, the army you have), here are my favorites. You should follow the link and check out the pictures as well.
Needless to say, the President is correct. Whatever it was he said.
-- February 28, 2003

We do know of certain knowledge that [Osama bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead. And we know of certain knowledge that we don't know which of those happens to be the case.
-- December 27, 2001

I don't do quagmires.
-- July 24, 2003

I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past. I think the past was not predictable when it started.
-- April 3, 2003

Okay, I can almost understand what he means by that last one. Still, it seems pretty obvious why he and aWol got along so well--they misspoke the same language.