Rumsfeld Bible Quotes

Apparently, a lot of people who use Yahoo! are searching for “Rumsfeld bible quotes” today.

This rather odd happenstance is apparently a function of a story that circulated earlier in the week about Rumsfeld putting bible verses on the cover sheets of “Worldwide Intelligence Updates” intended for President Bush.  Apparently, the story is largely untrue.

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Comments

  1. Eric Florack says:

    Apparently, the story is largely untrue.

    Not even “Fake but true”?

    (Chuckle)

  2. FranklinTest says:

    So we’re taking Rumsfeld’s assistant’s word as the final truth?

    The fact is, somebody put those stupid cover sheets on it (IIRC, the assistant blamed some other defense officials). Whether it was Rumsfeld or somebody else, it was completely inappropriate.

  3. James Joyner says:

    The fact is, somebody put those stupid cover sheets on it (IIRC, the assistant blamed some other defense officials). Whether it was Rumsfeld or somebody else, it was completely inappropriate.

    One account I read said they initially put jokes on them and then started with the Bible verses during the war. They apparently were mostly for internal consumption, unlike the Presidential Daily Brief.

  4. Steve Plunk says:

    Another lie making half way around the world before the truth gets it’s boots on. Sure seems like a lot of these concerning the Bush Administration.

  5. Triumph says:

    This rather odd happenstance is apparently a function of a story that circulated earlier in the week about Rumsfeld putting bible verses on the cover sheets of “Worldwide Intelligence Updates” intended for President Bush. Apparently, the story is largely untrue.

    Dude, you might want to actually read the article from GQ (or, for that matter, the articles you linked to). The author of the piece never claimed that Rummy put Bible verses on the updates.

  6. Rick Almeida says:

    So, the brief covers really exist and were disseminated, right?

    Any the rebuttal is Rumsfeld’s former aide and current spokesperson? Really?