Home | Community | Message Board


Crestline Sales - MycoPath
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineZahid
Stranger
Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 4,779
Last seen: 13 years, 2 months
Rumsfeld makes ass of self
    #2063721 - 11/01/03 10:32 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Flag blunder embarrasses Pentagon

Simon Jeffery and agencies
Friday October 31, 2003



Donald Rumsfeld confused Iraq with Afghanistan yesterday. Photo: Reuters

As the headquarters of the US department of defence, the Pentagon can boast close to 500,000 employees in more than 140 nations but today it saw attention drawn to its second mix up over countries in a week.

Shortly after the defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, confused Afghanistan with Iraq at a news conference, the US embassy in Bucharest had to apologise to the president of Romania, Ion Iliescu, for the Pentagon decorating his table with a Russian flag when he lunched with Mr Rumsfeld earlier this week.

"It was an unfortunate and embarrassing mistake. Sometimes mistakes happen, but no disrespect was intended," it said in a statement.

Scheduled to join Nato in May next year and a member of the US-led coalition of the willing in Iraq, Romania is one of Washington's firmest European allies but in the past it was in Moscow's orbit.

Romania's influential Evenimentul Zilei newspaper poked fun at the mistake. Alongside a photograph of the lunch, clearly showing Russian and US flags intertwined in the space between Mr Rumsfeld and Mr Iliescu, ran the headline "Memories are coming back to haunt me", the Associated Press reported.

Romanian officials moved quickly to play down the incident. "I don't believe that anyone can imagine that Mr Rumsfeld doesn't know who he is meeting," Mr Iliescu's spokeswoman told reporters.

In yesterday's gaffe, Mr Rumsfeld answered a question from a journalist on warlords in Afghanistan by talking about Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Iraq until it was pointed out that that was a different country.

"Oh, I'm sorry ... I was thinking of Iraq. No wonder I couldn't understand it," he explained.

He did however concede with a chuckle that the two countries were "close".

Mr Rumsfeld was also forced to admit at the same briefing that he was unsure whether he had lost his mojo, largely because he did not know what it was.

An article in Time magazine headed "Is Rumsfeld losing his mojo?" had suggested that he might be. The defence secretary said he had consulted an aide who told him that in "in 1926 or something, it had to do with jazz music."

Mr Rumsfeld's Pentagon press briefing

Extracted from the website of the US department of defence.

Journalist: Do you think that warlordism is something that should be factored into Afghanistan?

Rumsfeld: Well, I don't know quite what it means in this case. If you're talking about militias existing in the country, clearly, militias have existed in parts of that country, not least of which are the Kurdish peshmerga forces. And other elements have had militias...

Journalist: Sir ...

Rumsfeld: Just a minute.

Journalist: Afghanistan, sir, not Iraq.

Rumsfeld: Oh, I'm sorry. Go to Afghanistan. I'm sorry. I was thinking of Iraq. No wonder I couldn't understand it.

Journalist: I thought you might ...

Rumsfeld: I'm sorry. Yeah, I had the wrong country.

Journalist: They're close!

Rumsfeld: Yes, they are. (Chuckles)

Me: What a fucking idiot.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinemonoamine
umask 077(nonefor you)

Registered: 09/07/02
Posts: 3,095
Loc: Jacksonville,FL
Last seen: 12 years, 2 months
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: Zahid]
    #2063727 - 11/01/03 10:34 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I want to see his tard ass given a blank world map and fill in the countries.


--------------------
People think that if you just say the word "hallucinations" it explains everything you want it to explain and eventually whatever it is you can't explain will just go away.It's just a word,it doesn't explain anything...
Douglas Adams


Edited by monoamine (11/01/03 10:41 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBaby_Hitler
Errorist
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 22,844
Loc: To the limit!
Last seen: 3 months, 11 days
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: Zahid]
    #2063739 - 11/01/03 10:40 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Moot is a funny sounding word if you say it enough times.



Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot,
Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot,
Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot,


Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot,
Moot, Moot,


Moot,


Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot,
Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot, Moot,


So is petty.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OnlinetrendalM
tangential derivation
Male User Gallery

Registered: 04/17/01
Posts: 20,357
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Last seen: 13 seconds
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: Zahid]
    #2063746 - 11/01/03 10:44 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Rumsfeld: Oh, I'm sorry. Go to Afghanistan. I'm sorry. I was thinking of Iraq. No wonder I couldn't understand it.

Lol!

It sounds like he's a computer program or something.

Oh, I'm sorry. Go to Afghanistan.

Like he needs to order his thoughts to that subject. Or maybe he's got a computer database liked up to him somehow and he was reading from the wrong section :smirk:


--------------------
The story book's been read
And every line believed
Curriculum's been set
Logic is a threat
Reason searched and seized


BTC - 1KqrSHZ1C3NsQP4g3PkHhppBnhdgyXr6sB


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlined33p
Welcome to Violence

Registered: 07/12/03
Posts: 5,381
Loc: the shores of Tripoli
Last seen: 4 years, 6 months
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: Zahid]
    #2063753 - 11/01/03 10:49 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

God forbid he could have heard him incorrectly and assumed he was talking about iraqi since it was the most recent incident.

I bet you popped a boner when you read that didnt you....


--------------------
I'm a nihilist. Lets be friends.

bang bang


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineZahid
Stranger
Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 4,779
Last seen: 13 years, 2 months
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2063754 - 11/01/03 10:50 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Don't say it if it makes you laugh, then. Problem solved.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineZahid
Stranger
Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 4,779
Last seen: 13 years, 2 months
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: d33p]
    #2063757 - 11/01/03 10:51 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Popped a boner?

Frankly, it shows how little the people of these countries mean to him.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlined33p
Welcome to Violence

Registered: 07/12/03
Posts: 5,381
Loc: the shores of Tripoli
Last seen: 4 years, 6 months
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: Zahid]
    #2063761 - 11/01/03 10:54 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Beacuse he didnt hear a word correctly it shows he doesnt care about the people?

Wow, i guess deaf people hate everyone.


--------------------
I'm a nihilist. Lets be friends.

bang bang


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OnlinetrendalM
tangential derivation
Male User Gallery

Registered: 04/17/01
Posts: 20,357
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Last seen: 13 seconds
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: d33p]
    #2063792 - 11/01/03 11:13 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I'd say the wrong-flag incident was the bigger blunder.


--------------------
The story book's been read
And every line believed
Curriculum's been set
Logic is a threat
Reason searched and seized


BTC - 1KqrSHZ1C3NsQP4g3PkHhppBnhdgyXr6sB


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblesilversoul7
Chill the FuckOut!
 User Gallery

Registered: 10/10/02
Posts: 27,301
Loc: mndfreeze's puppet army
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: Zahid]
    #2063793 - 11/01/03 11:14 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Rumsfeld can't make an ass of himself because he already is an ass.


--------------------


"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."--Voltaire


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleDoctorJ
Stranger
 Arcade Champion: Frogger

Registered: 06/30/03
Posts: 8,451
Loc: space
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: trendal]
    #2063799 - 11/01/03 11:15 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I'm not a fan of Rumsfeld by any means, but it seems kinda petty to bag him for making a mistake that any one of our stoned asses could have made.


--------------------
peace, pot, and microdot!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlined33p
Welcome to Violence

Registered: 07/12/03
Posts: 5,381
Loc: the shores of Tripoli
Last seen: 4 years, 6 months
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: trendal]
    #2063802 - 11/01/03 11:16 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Did rumsfeld lay out the flags? No

So what are you talking about. Who the hell knows why someone put out the wrong flag. For all you know it was some person who got to be where they are due to AA.


--------------------
I'm a nihilist. Lets be friends.

bang bang


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineZahid
Stranger
Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 4,779
Last seen: 13 years, 2 months
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: silversoul7]
    #2063804 - 11/01/03 11:16 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

You got me there. :wink: 


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePsiloKitten
Ganja Goddess

Registered: 02/13/99
Posts: 1,617
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: Zahid]
    #2063860 - 11/01/03 11:43 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

What do you expect?  I mean, half of the current students in our highschools dont know where any countries outside of Canada, Mexico and the US are on a map.

You expect more from a government leader that helps to shape world policy?  I mean, even though he has only been dealing with this shit for what, 40 years now....How silly.

All that matters are the snappy poems he writes.

:crazy2:


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineLearyfan
It's the psychedelic movement!
Male User Gallery

Registered: 04/20/01
Posts: 30,381
Loc: High pride!
Last seen: 17 hours, 43 minutes
Re: Rumsfeld makes ass of self [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #2063944 - 11/02/03 12:39 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

This isn't the first time he's gotten those two countries mixed up.





--------------------
--------------------------------


Mp3 of the month: Brass Toads - In The Back Of My Mind



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Video: Rumsfeld called on statement, crumbles. Edame 893 6 03/17/04 02:17 AM
by WhiteRabbitt
* Bush Makes Ass Of Self Zahid 292 0 10/23/03 07:55 PM
by Zahid
* Shock Horrror! Rumsfeld a terrorist? Visionary Tools 1,698 16 11/07/07 05:56 PM
by Luddite
* Rumsfeld sees no link between Iraq/9-11
( 1 2 3 4 5 6 all )
Learyfan 3,884 100 09/20/03 03:33 PM
by Phred
* JFK on Rumsfeld Phred 862 12 05/12/04 03:17 AM
by DoctorJ
* Saddam and Rumsfeld
( 1 2 3 all )
Swami 1,836 41 12/18/03 12:00 PM
by medicinebag
* Rumsfeld's New View On 911
( 1 2 all )
usefulidiot 1,128 20 12/29/04 10:38 PM
by Learyfan
* Rumsfeld: No rush to try terror suspects
( 1 2 3 all )
Edame 1,990 49 09/15/03 03:14 PM
by shakta

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Enlil
551 topic views. 2 members, 1 guests and 4 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Crestline Sales - MycoPath
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.025 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 19 queries.