Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday that he was not told in advance about a reorganization of the Iraq reconstruction, which he heads. He said he still does not know the reason for the shake-up.
So you might ask, is ol’ good natured Uncle Rummy happy about this turn of events?
Rumsfeld was asked several times why the changes were necessary. “I think you have to ask Condi that question,” he said, according to a transcript posted on the Web site of the Financial Times.
Pressed, he said: “I said I don’t know. Isn’t that clear? You don’t understand English? I was not there for the backgrounding.”
Well, maybe not entirely.