Thu Oct 26th, 2006 at 07:19:48 PM EST
There's not much to say about this, because it speaks for itself. Cspan has the video of of Rumsfeld morphing from soft-spoken speechmaker into gesticulating loon when asked a hard question about Iraq about five minutes in.
Remember - it's complicated. And complex. And even multidimensional. And just back off with the questions, okay?
You can almost feel the press corps squirming in their seats with embarrassment.
There's more entertainment around 25 minutes in, when Rumsfeld explains to the press that "He didn't just fall off a turnip truck."
And later at 32:30 when he answers a question with "The problem is the word 'It.'"
Snark is pretty much redundant.
If you don't have a Mac and can hack rtsp in RealPlayer, you can see the entire video, in all of its ghoulish pumpkin-headed Halloween madness, at:
(RealPlayer on my Mac won't play this, for some reason.)
If you do have a Mac there's a highlight online with a transcript at Think Progress.