Finally, the silly accusation of an “imminent threat” gets debunked in the eloquent terms it deserves:
Sec. RUMSFELD: Well, I’ve–I’ve tried to be precise, and I’ve tried to be accurate. I’m s–suppose I’ve…
Mr. FRIEDMAN: `No terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world and the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.’
Sec. RUMSFELD: Mm-hmm. [pause] It–my view of–of the situation was that he–he had–we–we believe, the best intelligence that we had and other countries had and that–that we believed and we still do not know–we will know.
What will they do as they fold up into an angry fetal ball?