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December 08, 2004

Going to war with the army you have

So my first final is today, and I just learned from Mr. Dumsfeld, er, Rumsfeld, that “you go to war with the army you have,” not the one you might want. I wonder if my law professors will understand that explanation next spring when I'm digging around in local landfills (their offices) for armor for my vehicles (passing grades). (Yeah, it's a tortured metaphor, but finals will do that, ok?) UPDATE: I just noticed that Naked Furniture applied the Dumsfeld logic to finals hours before I did, and her post is much much better, so go there. Now. You won't be sorry.

Posted December 8, 2004 09:07 AM | 2L law school

I heard that this morning on NPR and was appalled. I also heard the statement, in reference to stop-loss, "This is what happens in times of war. Deal." OK, that's a bit of a paraphrase. But you get the gist.

Meh! I like your "Dumsfeld." That's what I think, too.

Posted by: kristine at December 8, 2004 10:05 AM

Daily show last nite was great on rummy: The way to preserve your job in this administration isn't with failure, its with collosal failure.

Posted by: actus at December 8, 2004 10:58 AM

Yeah, I read that this morning and literally couldn't believe he said it. My God, what a callous man.

Posted by: Adam at December 8, 2004 01:46 PM

"(CNN) -- The question a U.S. soldier asked Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Wednesday about the lack of armor on some combat vehicles in Iraq was planted by a newspaper reporter embedded with the soldier's unit, the reporter told colleagues in an e-mail."

Posted by: JR at December 9, 2004 08:31 PM

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