That Rummy Memo

Donald Rumsfeld may be headed out the door, but he's not going without a paper trail. (His "snowflakes," relentless memos to his staff, are legendary). Producer Mary Walsh at the Pentagon reminded us today that before his latest memo hit the news this weekend, another memo a few years ago made quite a splash.

Among various questions he posed three years ago:

Is our current situation such that "the harder we work, the behinder we get"?

It is pretty clear that the coalition can win in Afghanistan and Iraq in one way or another, but it will be a long, hard slog.

Does CIA need a new finding?

What else should we be considering?

Seems that even in 2003, the Defense Secretary had considerable doubts about what we were doing, and how well we were doing it. Check it out. It makes for fascinating reading.