super duper job, Iraq is a shining beacon in the middle east – oh wait

 “Mr. Secretary, thank you for your hospitality, and thank you for your leadership. You are courageously  leading our nation in the war against terror. You’re doing a superb job. You are a strong Secretary of Defense, and our nation owes you a debt of gratitude.” -Bush 


Dick Cheney says, “Don Rumsfeld is the best secretary of defense the United States has ever had. . . . People should get off his case and let him do his job.” [via Paul Krugman]


Really best ever? Huh. I disagree.


UPDATE: Also read Slate’s War Stories – Fred Kaplan

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