Friday, August 04, 2006

Clinton Begins Her Campaign for President by Challenging Rumsfeld's Incompetence

Don Rumsfeld is the kind of guy—who if life fairly appointed us to our duties—would rightly play former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara in a movie. Or the bad guy in a Caddyshack sequel.

You don’t have to observe very much of him to know that he’s the kind of guy who doesn’t think he’s capable of making a bad move. He believes in himself so fully that it would be admirable if he weren’t the architect of one of the greatest strategic failures in American History.

It feels very good to see someone finally speaking to this man—this unjustly powerful and influential man—with a stubborn disregard for his pretense as a successful, well-thought-out leader. It feels very good to watch a woman tell this man that he is doing so much wrong that his list of failures seems improbable and staggering. It feels very good that Hilary Clinton had the opportunity to question our Secretary of Defense to his face with his failures.

The sucky part is that all he has to do is shrug it off with an incredulous, “My Goodness.” And still go on leading our country into more war.

If you watch this video and don’t think that Hilary Clinton will make a formidable candidate for President, I’d like to know why.


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