July 26, 2006

Rumsfeld: “It’s actually not so complicated. There are good Sunnis and bad Sunnis.”

Posted in political satire, Rumsfled at 3:56 am by thewashingtonbeltsider

by Paula Berrer

images7.jpgAt the Pentagon briefing today, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld arrived with a chart, and described a strategy for engaging religious factions in the Middle East based on a color coding strategy.

“It’s actually not so complicated,” he said, picking up on comments about Sunni factions that exist in the formerly Sunni-dominated Hussein government in Iraq, and in Syria.  “There are good Sunnis and bad Sunnis.  Now take a look. 

“The areas shaded in blue are ‘bad,’ the areas shaded in red are ‘good.’ Now, there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ for both Shi’ites and Sunnis.  The militant extremists, the Islamic fundamentalists, they can be either red or blue.  Or, excuse me, they can be Shi’ite or Sunni.  They’re all blue.  Now, we’re fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them here. 

“Can I get a cup of coffee?  Let’s take this up again after lunch.” 

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1 Comment »

  1. […] The White House has directed questions about US alliances with terror organizations to the press office of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who it says is staying abreast of these matters. […]


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