Timing is everything, I guess?

Donald Rumsfeld is questioning George W. Bush’s plans for post-war Iraq, and not a moment too soon only about 12 years too late:

The man who once talked about the breakdown of Iraqi society by saying “stuff happens” and “freedom is untidy” told the Times of London on Friday that he didn’t agree with President George W. Bush about spreading democracy in the Middle East.

“The idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me unrealistic. I was concerned about it when I first heard those words,” Rumsfeld told the newspaper.

“I’m not one who thinks that our particular template of democracy is appropriate for other countries at every moment of their histories,” he added.

"Also, you know, if I had been in Napoleon's army, I would have told him that this whole 'let's invade Russia in the winter' plans was doomed from the start. What the hell was that all about, you know?"
“Also, you know, if I had been in Napoleon’s army, I would have told him that this whole ‘let’s invade Russia in the winter’ plan was doomed from the start. What the hell was that all about, you know?”

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