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Donald Rumsfeld

Geburtstag: 9. Juli 1932

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Donald Henry Rumsfeld ist ein ehemaliger US-amerikanischer Politiker . Von 1975 bis 1977 und von 2001 bis 2006 war er Verteidigungsminister der Vereinigten Staaten.

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Zitate Donald Rumsfeld

„Es gibt bekanntes Bekanntes; es gibt Dinge, von denen wir wissen, dass wir sie wissen. Wir wissen auch, dass es bekannte Unbekannte gibt: Das heißt, wir wissen, es gibt Dinge, die wir nicht wissen. Aber es gibt auch unbekannte Unbekannte - Dinge also, von denen wir nicht wissen, dass wir sie nicht wissen.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
News Briefing des US-Verteidigungsministeriums, 12. Februar 2002, Übers.: Arno Widmann, Berliner Zeitung, 19.03.2011, Online Archiv der Berliner Zeitung http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/archiv/die--german-angst--ist-wieder-da--sie-mag-ein-laecherliches-gefuehl-sein--doch-selten-war-sie-nuetzlicher-als-heute-fuerchtet-euch-,10810590,10777410.html

„Das Fehlen von Beweisen ist kein Beweis für das Fehlen von Massenvernichtungswaffen.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
Übers.: Jochen Bölsche, Spiegel, 10.03.2003, spiegel.de http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/dirty-tricks-wenn-kriegsgruende-erfunden-werden-a-239340-2.html " I could have said that the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, or vice versa." - DoD News Briefing 12. Februar 2002 defense.gov transcript http://www.defense.gov/transcripts/transcript.aspx?transcriptid=2636, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiPe1OiKQuk

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„Minister Powell und ich sind bei jedem Thema, mit dem sich diese Regierung jemals befaßt hat, einer Meinung - außer in den Fällen, in denen Colin noch lernt.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
FAZ Quelle: F.A.Z., 09.11.2006, Nr. 261 / Seite 2, FAZ http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/donald-rumsfeld-ein-kaltschnaeuziger-visionaer-1382080.html

„Durch den Tod entsteht ein deprimierendes Bild des Krieges.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
FAZ Quelle: F.A.Z., 09.11.2006, Nr. 261 / Seite 2, FAZ http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/donald-rumsfeld-ein-kaltschnaeuziger-visionaer-1382080.html

„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
2000s, Department of Defense news briefing (12 February 2002) 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 press conference at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium (6 June 2002) http://www.nato.int/docu/speech/2002/s020606g.htm

„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

„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
2000s, http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/10/22/sprj.irq.main/index.html referring to the ongoing War on Terrorism

„As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time. Since the Iraq conflict began, the Army has been pressing ahead to produce the armor necessary at a rate that they believe -- it's a greatly expanded rate from what existed previously, but a rate that they believe is the rate that is all that can be accomplished at this moment.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
2000s, [Troops put Rumsfeld in the hot seat, http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/12/08/rumsfeld.kuwait/index.html, 2006-04-07, 2004-12-08, CNN] Responding to the question "Now why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to up armor our vehicles, and why don't we have those resources readily available to us?"

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„It recalls to mind the statement by Winston Churchill, something to the effect that: I have benefited greatly from criticism, and at no time have I suffered a lack thereof.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
2000s, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/08/AR2006110801579.html?nav=rss_politics During the Nomination of Robert Gates for the next U.S. Secretary of Defense, November 8, 2006

„You and a few other critics are the only people I've heard use the phrase immediate threat. I didn't, the president didn't. And it's become kind of folklore that that's what's happened.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
2000s, CBS Face the Nation (14 March 2004) http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2004/tr20040314-secdef0542.html; in response Thomas Friedman quoted his previous statement from a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee (10 September 2002) http://www.iraqwatch.org/government/US/HearingsPreparedstatements/hasc-091802.htm: :: But no terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world than the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

„And the only way there’s going to be followers, is if the leader is doing things that have merit, that are persuasive to others. Why else would someone follow somebody if they didn’t think the individual was doing something worthwhile, going in the right direction?“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
2010s, As quoted in "My Date With Rummy: Now 84, The Former Secretary Of Defense Is As Wily As Ever" https://taskandpurpose.com/donald-rumsfeld-secretary-defense (12 June 2017), by Adam Linehan, Task & Purpose

„[ Osama bin Laden is] either alive and well or alive and not too well or not alive.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
2000s, DoD News Briefing October 07, 2002 http://www.defenselink.mil/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=3786

„There will be good moments, and there will be less good moments.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
2000s, April 7, 2004, in reference to the 2004 spring uprising in Iraq http://www.defenselink.mil/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=2469

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