20 Years Ago Today…

by Travis Mateer

Uh oh, you might be thinking, this blogger is so excited to signal the NEVER FORGET two decade long commemoration moment that marked the global roll-out of the war on terrorism that he jumped the gun a day early.


Today’s post is a reminder that 20 years ago today the poetically evasive shit-heel (who helped get Monsanto’s acquired poison eventually known as Aspartame to market) announced to the world that he his war machine couldn’t account for a few TRILLION dollars.

On September 10, 2001, then U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld disclosed that his department was unable to account for roughly $2.3 trillion worth of transactions. The next day, the U.S. sustained the terrorist attacks that changed the world, and this startling revelation was forgotten.

The following day this existential poet of the English language had a NEW NORMAL to preside over, one that didn’t have time for a measly 2.3 TRILLION dollars unaccounted for.

If you’re confused about why I keep referring to Donald Rumsfeld as a poet, that’s probably because you don’t own a copy of his existential verses (compiled by Hart Seely) like I do.

So here’s a poem from Donald Rumsfeld, and not one of the more quoted ones, like the one about KNOWN KNOWNS.


I'm not into the news business.
I'm into informing,
And developing,
And all of that.
I'm not into hard news.

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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