Epic Rumsfeld Memo: ‘Issues w/ Various Countries’

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Via The Atlantic comes this amazing message that ex-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sent to then Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith in April 2003, concerning “Issues w/ Various Countries,” as the subject line says.The entire message is only 56 words long, but manages to address Syria, Libya, Iraq, Pakistan and “Korea,” and ends with this question:

“Are you coming up with proposals for me to send around?”

Read the whole thing:

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