Thursday, September 01, 2005

Rumsfeld On Looting...

Just a reminder, in case anyone's memories have been surgically removed by the Department of Homeland Security, this is what Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had to say when a reporter asked him for his thoughts on the looting in Baghdad after the American invasion in 2003...

"Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things," Rumsfeld said. "They're also free to live their lives and do wonderful things. And that's what's going to happen here."

Looting, he added, was not uncommon for countries that experience significant social upheaval. "Stuff happens," Rumsfeld said.

Freedom is untidy. Stuff happens. Remember that when you're watching coverage of the destruction in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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