The Huh-huh Files: Willing to Use It Edition
From Bob Woodward's interview with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld:
- Q: Because it said look, if you guys don’t do it we’re going to, it could not have been plainer. I think you were quoted as saying don’t cock it unless you are willing to use it.
Rumsfeld: That’s always been my motto, you best not do that because you lose your credibility.
Q: And this was the cocking of?
Rumsfeld: The hope was that it wasn’t the cocking. It was the cocking but the hope was that the cocking----
Q: You didn’t have to pull the trigger.
Rumsfeld: Exactly and you didn’t have to pull the trigger.
Q: Right okay, but it was definitely the cocking. . .
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