The Marvelous Rummy

I don’t really have anything to add to Tevi Troy’s fine remembrance of Donald Rumsfeld that appears in City Journal, but it is worth passing along a couple of exhibits about why he was the kind of person who we should wish to have in greater supply. First, his classic letter to the IRS, which I think everyone ought to copy and send in with their own Form 1040 every year, with a copy sent to their member of Congress:

And this short memo to Doug Feith is classic too, featuring none of the usual bureaucratic language used to lard up most such communications in government agencies:


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