Donald Rumsfeld’s Claim Of Knowing Where Iraq’s WMDs Were Was Just A ‘Misstatement’

Recalling the CIA’s designation of various ‘suspect’ WMD sites in Iraq, I replied: ‘We know where they are. They’re in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad.’ My words have been quoted many times by critics of the war as an example of how the Bush administration misled the public. … While I made a few misstatements – in particular the one mentioned above – they were not common and certainly not characteristic.

—Donald Rumsfeld, the former secretary of defense, makes a stab at revisionist history in his new 815-page autobiography Known and Unknown, which might as well be called Stuff Happens