Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld —
�So long as our government requires the backing of an aroused and informed public opinion ... it is necessary to tell the hard bruising truth.�
That statement was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Marguerite Higgins more than a half-century ago during the Korean War.
But until recently, the �hard bruising� truth about the Iraq war has been difficult to come by from leaders in Washington.
One rosy reassurance after another has been handed down by President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld: �mission accomplished,� the insurgency is �in its last throes,� and �back off,� we know what we�re doing, are a few choice examples. More Here