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2/17/2005

And This is the Guy Who Got KEEP His Job

Here are two quotes from Donald Rumsfeld as he gave testimony before Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. The first is an exchange with Sen Clinton, the second is...well...nonsense I guess.

"It strikes me as a little odd that we would deploy a system that hasn't succeeded and expect that to serve a deterrent value," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., told Rumsfeld during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

"I agree with that point, that there's no deterrent if something is known to not work," Rumsfeld said.

But Rumsfeld also said the best way to develop a system is to get it into the ground, work out the problems and keep testing so the capability evolves into the early stages of a missile defense. "If you didn't do anything until you could do everything, you probably wouldn't do anything," he said.

I really can't improve on that. That pretty much says it all...whatever it is.

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