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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

„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

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„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

„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 press conference at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium (6 June 2002) http://www.nato.int/docu/speech/2002/s020606g.htm

„What we are seeing is not the war in Iraq. What we're seeing is slices of the war in Iraq.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
http://www.guardian.co.uk/quiz/questions/0,,1943315,00.html http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0303/21/se.14.html http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/media/jan-june03/warcoverage_3-22.html

„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.

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„The natural state of man is to want to be free. To have opportunities. To have choices.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
On Arab Spring, Rumsfeld, that he wasn't surprised by popular uprisings of Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/03/08/rumsfeld.interview/index.html March 9, 2011.

„Oh, Lord. I didn't mean to say anything quotable.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
Interview with Associated Press Friday, September 7, 2001 http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2001/t09102001_t0907ap.html

„Now, you're thinking of Europe as Germany and France. I don't. I think that's old Europe.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
As quoted in "Outrage at 'old Europe' remarks" in BBC News (23 January 2003) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2687403.stm

„Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
"Rumsfeld's Rules" January 12, 1974 http://library.villanova.edu/vbl/bweb/rumsfeldsrules.pdf

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„I shouldn't get into … this is diplomacy, and I don't do diplomacy.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
http://www.guardian.co.uk/quiz/questions/0,,1943315,00.html http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0304/30/se.01.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/bh/rumsfeld.shtml

„Pieces of intelligence, scraps of intelligence…you run down leads and you run down leads, and you hope that sometimes it works.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
DoD News Briefing May 01, 2002 http://www.defenselink.mil/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=3424

„I don't know what the facts are but somebody's certainly going to sit down with him and find out what he knows that they may not know, and make sure he knows what they know that he may not know, and that's a good thing.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
Talking to reporters about whether President Bush knows about equipment inadequacies in Iraq http://www.defenselink.mil/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=1985

„I don't believe anyone that I know in the administration ever said that Iraq had nuclear weapons.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld
At a hearing of the Senate's appropriations subcommittee on defense (14 May 2003)

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