„Básně“ Donalda Rumsfelda

Before Air Conditioning
„I don’t know how many times
I’ve been to Guantanamo Bay,
But it’s a lot,
And it frequently was in the summer
When I was Navy pilot,
And that was back in the days before air-conditioning.

And it’s just amazing,
But people do fine. I mean, there are a lot of people in Cuba
With no air-conditioning.
I know that will come as a surprise!
But I was in Washington before there was air-conditioning

And the windows used to open!

It’s amazing.“ (Jan. 22, 2002, 27)

Self Portrait
„I went to Washington
In Nineteen-fifty seven,
Working for a congressman,
Fresh out of the Navy.
I’m a broken-down ex-Navy pilot.
I hope you won’t hold that against me.
All the planes I used to fly
Are in museums now.“ (Feb 20, 2002, 98)

„When they told me what
This was about,
I sat down last night
And made some notes.
I’m not into this detail stuff.
I’m more concepty.“ (Jan 9, 2002, 113)

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