Rumsfeld and Cheney were great at projecting confidence, competence and management skills. And we were all still traumatized by 9/11 and grappling with how to respond to it. But we know now they were as terrified as we were, and their fear drove them to abandon restraint or skepticism or competent military and intelligence advice.
This feels like an academic debate. But it isn’t. I have blood on my hands. However many times I try to wash them, the blood will not come off.
How is he (and others) trying to wash off that blood? By writing blog posts? How courageous of them. How meaningful for that little dead boy in the photo he included in his post. (Warning, the photo is graphic.)
Rumsfeld and Cheney were were great at projecting competence and management skills?
Is he on glue?
I don't get why you were so terrorized, Andrew, but if you say you were, then I guess you were.
But you really think Cheney and Rumsfeld were terrified (OMG, hahahaha) and their fear (OMG squared) drove them to abandon restraint or skepticism or competent military and intelligence advice? You are embarrassing yourself. I am embarrassed for you. Please stop. Stick to writing about product placement in digital media. As far as I know, no one's kids are going to die hawking Coca Cola.