The BBC has posted an interesting article on the US Military’s plans for Internet operations. But that’s not what I want to write about here. What I want to write about is this accompanying photo of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld:
The article mentions that messages put out for psychological operations in foreign markets are making their way back to American audiences. I’m not sure this photo qualifies as PsyOps, but I think it does qualify for a caption contest.*
Please post your suggestions in the comments.
*OK, you won’t win anything, but with luck the other entries will make you laugh.
If you will not Support the War, then you will be destroyed!
What makes Rummy so fun is that most of his quotes could be used for this picture! Here’s one of my favorites:
“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unkowns. That is to say, there are things we know we don’t know. But, there are also unknown unknowns. These are things we don’t know we don’t know.”
http://www.amusingquotes.com/h/r/Donald_Rumsfeld_1.htm [edit: link updated]
“Don’t begin to think you’re the President. You’re not. The Constitution provides for only one.”
“Bevare! Bevaaare!!!” (in best Bela Lugosi imitation)
And now, young Skywalker, you will die.
Yo yo yo wazzup my homies
They give me mad props for hunting commies
I don’t need no bling cuz I’m super phat
And the ladies all dig my Pentagon hat!
Wow! I think people must have figured they couldn’t top that one!
I posted a link in a Slashdot thread where someone else had commented on the photo, but despite over 100 hits from that link, only fak3r seems to have had any ideas. There were some suggestions elsewhere in the thread, though, including:
Variations on “All your base…”
More Emperor Palpatine references
On a related note, when I went looking for a larger copy of the photo, I found a page on Rumsfeld Fighting Technique, which is worth a look.
I must admit, “And now, young Skywalker, you will die,” is the first thing that popped into my head….
I thought of the Emperor first too, but I got a sort of a Garden State unoriginal feeling about it, so I went with something else.
“Alright, I’ll take ten questions. You ten, go ahead…”
Hey you guys in the front… sit down so the 1st graders can see
Keep it quiet. We want to surprise Mr. Bush him when he comes out of the bathroom
heh heh heh, ha ha ha heh heh heh.
(That’s what I think everytime I see this photo)