“Mr. Secretary, thank you for your hospitality, and thank you for your leadership. You are courageously leading our nation in the war against terror. You’re doing a superb job. You are a strong Secretary of Defense, and our nation owes you a debt of gratitude.” -Bush
Dick Cheney says, “Don Rumsfeld is the best secretary of defense the United States has ever had. . . . People should get off his case and let him do his job.” [via Paul Krugman]
Really best ever? Huh. I disagree.
UPDATE: Also read Slate’s War Stories – Fred Kaplan