The Unbearable Lightness Of Rummy
Donald Rumsfeld loves that nighttime satellite photo of the Korean Peninsula. It's displayed prominently in his office. He's mentioned those lights often during the past few years, most recently at a news conference last week:
SEC. RUMSFELD: You want to put that picture up of the Korean peninsula, if you can do it?Since Rumsfeld is fond of using electricity as a metaphor, here are a few more photos -- all taken in Baghdad (credit CPT):
Q (Off mike) -- your favorite photo.
SEC. RUMSFELD: Except for my wife and family, that is my favorite photo. It says it all. There's the south of the Demilitarized Zone, the same people as north, same resources north and south, and the big difference is in the south it's a free political system and a free economic system, and --
Q (Off mike) -- years old now. Can we get a new one? (Laughter.)
SEC. RUMSFELD: I'm a conservative. I tend not to want to waste money. What's wrong with -- (laughter) -- what's wrong with this one? There would only be less light in the North, that's all. That dot of light is Pyongyang. And the people there are starving and their growth is stunted. And it's a shame. It's a tragedy.