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CAPT Donald Rumsfeld


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Love him or hate him, he was one of us. He flew the S-2 Tracker -- I had to look it up:


And he gave us this gem of a quote:

"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are 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. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tends to be the difficult ones." -Donald Rumsfeld, 2002

Fair winds and following seas into the unknown unknown.


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Definitely a brilliant man that I respect, even though I disagree with some of his policy perspectives. If you haven’t watched Errol Morris’ film The Unknown Known, do yourself a favor. It’s done like his previous film Fog of War with McNamara. Though Rumsfeld hadn’t had the time to process his role in war as McNamara had, it’s a good interview and insight into his mind.


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A VS man in a position to bring back the Viking, and he sold out. 😁 RIP 🇺🇸

Well, looking at it a certain way, if the Navy would now have to look to Zombie Vikings, he’s still in a position to kinda sorta bring back the Viking.

/just this side of too soon- RIP.