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Known Unknowns

Monday, December 1st, 2003 · 2 Comments

“Reports that say something hasn’t happened are interesting to me, because as we know, there are known unknowns; there things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” -Donald Rumsfeld

(Thanks, Dad, for the link.)

[ Yahoo! News – Rumsfeld Ramble Wins ‘Foot in Mouth’ Award ]

Tags: comedy

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jordan // Dec 2, 2003 at 9:30 am

    That’s pretty unfair to Rumsfeld. That quote is taken out of context from some of his poetry.

    There was an article a long time ago in Slate about his poetry:

    Whether our Secretary of Defense is intending to make such brilliant existential banter is still up for debate.

  • 2 Jentle // Dec 2, 2003 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks! I was meaning to track that down today.