Comments on: Rumsfeld’s biggest unknown http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/02/15/rumsfelds-biggest-unknown/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Dafydd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/02/15/rumsfelds-biggest-unknown/#comment-34382 Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:12:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=8867#comment-34382 “Certainty with power can be dangerous.”

Said Rumsfeld??? But not about anyone in the Bush administration, certainly not Bush or himself.

I think that gives you an insight into his success in bureaucratic warfare.

A normally crippling lack of self awareness, a total absence of self criticism, a shameless disregard of facts leaves reasonable people lost for words. The war is then won.

Of course, the first thing you need is an immensely priveleged start in life. For most of us such behaviour would lead to a psychiatric diagnosis.

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