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ドナルド・ラムズフェルド

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Donald H. Rumsfeld ドナルド・ラムズフェルド (1932年7月9日〜)

政治家イリノイ州シカゴ出身。

米国ジョージ・W・ブッシュ政権(第43代大統領、2001/1/20〜)国防長官

ネオコン代表格。アメリカ軍産複合体を代表する人物ともいわれる。

経歴

1954年、ジョイス夫人と結婚。3人の子供と5人の孫。

逸話など

著書

  • Rumsfeld's Rules: Collected Wisdom for a Good Life

ラムズフェルドに関する本。

受賞歴

「わかりやすい英語運動」の2003年「フット・イン・マウス(口に足)」賞受賞。その受賞発言は次の通り。

Reports that say something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because, 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 also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know.

発言など

イラクが所持しているとされた、大量破壊兵器に関する発言の変遷は次の通り。

2002年

"We do know that he (Saddam) has been actively and persistently pursuing nuclear weapons for more than 20 years. But we should be just as concerned about the immediate threat from biological weapons." - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Sept. 18, 2002, before House Armed Services Committee.

"There are a number of terrorist states pursuing weapons of mass destruction ... but no terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people than the regime of Saddam Hussein and Iraq." - Rumsfeld, Sept. 19, 2002, Senate Armed Services Committee.

"On its present course, the Iraqi regime is a threat of unique urgency." - Bush, Oct. 2, 2002, after reaching agreement with House leaders on Iraq resolution

2004年

Asked about his own unequivocal prewar assertions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, Rumsfeld acknowledged he had perhaps gone too far in the first days of the war when he said he knew where Iraq's banned weapons were. He said he was referring to "suspect sites" that had been identified in areas to the north of the advancing US forces. But, he added, "There are a lot of things being said about what the administration said which the administration did not say." "I've read the critics comments and I cannot find where I've said those things," he said


MUNICH, Germany (AFP) Feb 05, 2004,at the NATO conference

*1:ここでいうラムズフェルドのルールの抜粋はRumsfeld's Rulesに。