May 22, 2013

Unknown Unknowns

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was famously mocked for saying:

There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.

He was talking about the "fog of war" at the time but today it is equally applicable to the "Fog of Washington."

Every day we learn something new about each story of corruption. New details have come to light about attempts to smear a fast & Furious whistle blower, new details about Benghazi continue to surface, the scope of the Department of justice interference with journalists continues to expand, and every day there are new details about the IRS abuse of power and another story from the White House.

There are two  plausible explanations for each of these controversies. Corruption or Incompetence. The position of the White House seems to be the incompetence defense. Which convinces me that there is more Unknown Unknown corruption.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at 09:05 PM | No Comments | Add Comment

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