Something gnawing at Rumsfeld?

DoD News: Secretary Rumsfeld’s Speech at the National Press Club

Saddam Hussein (sic), if he’s alive, is spending a whale of a lot of time trying to not get caught.

Now here I was thinking that Saddam had been captured by US forces in a “spider hole” of a bunker some months back and was currently in custody awaiting trial. But what do I know, I’m just some chump who watches the TV news? Donald Rumsfeld, on the other hand, why, he’s the Secretary of Defense. A guy like that, he probably knows a few things that we don’t.

Or does he? The rest of the interview shows that Rumsfeld repeatedly confused Saddam Hussein with Bin Ladin. If I didn’t know better, I’d think the guy was on the verge of a breakdown. Knowing better though, I’ve got to wonder if isn’t deliberate.

About the only thing this administration has going for it right now is that most Americans think that there is a link between Iraq and 9/11. Funny that Rumsfeld, who has always struck me as very smooth and deliberate, would make so many of these mistakes just about the time the Kerry campaign finally starts calling out Bush and Cheeny for repeatedly linking Saddam Hussein and 9/11 in their public statements.