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Donald Rumsfeld

Date de naissance: 9. juillet 1932

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Donald Henry Rumsfeld, né le 9 juillet 1932 à Evanston , est un homme politique américain. Membre du Parti républicain, il est secrétaire à la Défense entre 1975 et 1977 dans l'administration du président Gerald Ford puis entre 2001 et 2006 dans l'administration du président George W. Bush, la première fois devenant le plus jeune titulaire du poste, la seconde fois le plus âgé.

Membre fondateur du think tank néoconservateur Project for the New American Century, ancien champion de lutte et pilote de l'US Navy, il est aussi un adepte du franc-parler et un important stratège militaire[réf. nécessaire].

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Citations Donald Rumsfeld

„Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.
The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, or vice versa.“

— Donald Rumsfeld
Department of Defense news briefing (12 February 2002)<!-- DEAD LINK --> Variant: Now what is the message there? The message is that there are no "knowns." There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know. So when we do the best we can and we pull all this information together, and we then say well that's basically what we see as the situation, that is really only the known knowns and the known unknowns. And each year, we discover a few more of those unknown unknowns. :It sounds like a riddle. It isn't a riddle. It is a very serious, important matter. :There's another way to phrase that and that is that the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. It is basically saying the same thing in a different way. Simply because you do not have evidence that something exists does not mean that you have evidence that it doesn't exist. And yet almost always, when we make our threat assessments, when we look at the world, we end up basing it on the first two pieces of that puzzle, rather than all three. :* Extending on his earlier comments in a [http://www.nato.int/docu/speech/2002/s020606g.htm press conference at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium (6 June 2002)]

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„It is pretty clear that the coalition can win in Afghanistan and Iraq in one way or another, but it will be a long, hard slog.“

— Donald Rumsfeld
Context: It is pretty clear that the coalition can win in Afghanistan and Iraq in one way or another, but it will be a long, hard slog. [http://www. cnn. com/2003/WORLD/meast/10/22/sprj. irq. main/index. html] referring to the ongoing War on Terrorism

„We know where they [Iraq's WMD] are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south, and north somewhat....“

— Donald Rumsfeld
Context: We know where they [Iraq's WMD] are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south, and north somewhat.... I would also add, we saw from the air that there were dozens of trucks that went into that facility after the existence of it became public in the press and they moved things out. They dispersed them and took them away. So there may be nothing left. I don't know that. But it's way too soon to know. The exploitation is just starting. Interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News This Week, March 30, 2003

„I stand for 8-10 hours a day. Why is standing limited to four hours?“

— Donald Rumsfeld
Written on a memo in reference to the treatment of Guantanamo prisoner and to the way he worked in his office as Secretary of Defense, 2002. Reported in The Washington Post, 24 June 2004.[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A946-2004Jun23.html]

„Let's hear it for the essential daily briefing, however hollow and empty it might be. We'll do it.“

— Donald Rumsfeld
Meeting with Media Pool Bureau Chiefs October 18, 2001 [http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2001/t10192001_t1018bc.html]

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„And there is, I am certain, among the Iraqi people a respect for the care and the precision that went into the bombing campaign.“

— Donald Rumsfeld
DoD News Briefing April 09, 2003 [http://www.defenselink.mil/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=2339]

„And it is not knowable if force will be used, but if it is to be used, it is not knowable how long that conflict would last. It could last, you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.“

— Donald Rumsfeld
[https://web.archive.org/web/20070114160540/http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2003/t02072003_t0207sdtownhall.html TownHall Meeting At Aviano Air Base in Italy (7 February 2003)]

„I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks, or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that.“

— Donald Rumsfeld
[https://web.archive.org/web/20031217182208/http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2002/t11152002_t1114rum.html Interview with Steve Croft, Infinity CBS Radio Connect (14 November 2002)]

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„I didn't advocate invasion…I wasn't asked.“

— Donald Rumsfeld
Responding to George Stephanopoulos about whether he would have advocated an invasion of Iraq if he had known that no weapons of mass destruction would be found there, ABC News This Week, November 20, 2005 [http://mediamatters.org/items/200511230004]

„Well, so be it. Nothing's perfect in life, so you have an election that's not quite perfect. Is it better than not having an election? You bet.“

— Donald Rumsfeld
Regards upcoming elections in Iraq[http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2005/s1283005.htm], January 14, 2005.

„It's a difficult thing today to be informed about our government even without all the secrecy.“

— Donald Rumsfeld
As quoted in [http://thinkprogress.org/2005/06/27/during-vietnam-rumsfeld-criticized-administration-for-credibility-gap/ "During Vietnam, Rumsfeld Criticized Administration For 'Credibility Gap'” in The Chicago Tribune (13 April 1966)]

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