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  • He was one of several VIP's that visited the Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, when I was a Marine guarding it. Previous contestants included Hamid Karzai and John McCain. Karzai was an obese whale with an offensive odor, and even back in 2003 McCain looked like a refugee from a nursing home. Rumsfeld, well, for lack of a better word, Rumsfeld seemed to be trolling.
    He shook hands with a few of us. When it came my turn he rubbed it back and forth, a little sensually, and looked me in the eye. "That's some grip you've got there." He purred.
    Did he mean it that way? As he might tell you, there are known knowns, and there are unknown knowns. And that is firmly in the latter group.
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