Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld

Jun 11, 2003 16:01 · 96 words · 1 minute read


This is just way too funny. Hart Seely has compiled a book of the poems of “D.H. Rumsfeld”, culled from the transcripts of the Defense Secretary’s press conferences. This excerpt describes “The Unknown” as “his most disturbing work”. I describe it as “Rumsfeld makes speech, hilarity ensues”.

The Unknown

As we know,

There are known knowns.

There are things we know we know.

We also know

There are known unknowns.

That is to say

We know there are some things

We do not know.

But there are unknown unknowns

The ones we don’t know we know.