Monday, March 15, 2004

Is it just me, or is clear that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has "jumped the shark"? Maybe doddering old age is setting in, and it's time for the home? Whatever the reason, can someone please, please, please friggin' explain this quote to me:
WASHINGTON - The United States has no evidence now that al-Qaida was behind the railway bombings in Spain, Bush administration officials said Sunday.

The Spanish government initially blamed the Basque separatist group ETA, but authorities now are analyzing a videotape in which al-Qaida reportedly claimed responsibility.

"I think that we don't know if this is the ETA or some other terrorist activity," Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said on CBS' "Face the Nation." ...

Rumsfeld said that "throughout history there have been people who've argued ... don't get involved. In the neighborhood we see it. We see someone beating up on the neighborhood children, and you have a choice. You can either help the neighborhood children against the bully or not. And there have always been people in countries in the world who have said, `Gee, don't do that.' It's kind of like feeding an alligator, hoping it eats you last."

Since Altavista Translator couldn't handle this one, would someone fluent in Bushese please interpret?