Tom Toles for May 11, 2004
Rumsfled: I accept full responsibility for the Iraq prisoner abuse. Now does that mean I'm responsible to make sure it didn't happen? Obviously it's a little late for that now. Does it mean that I should be fired now that it did happen? I don't think so. So what does my saying "I'm responsible" mean? Not a lot, actually. Voice out of frame: Thank you, Mr. Secretary. Rumsfeld: They might have gotten better answers if they made me sit on the floor naked. Tom. We've suffered enough already.