Donald Rumsfeld's Strangeloveian Defense Briefing Art


Over at Gawker, Foster writes:

[A]longside Robert Draper's GQ piece on Donald Rumsfeld being called out by former colleagues, they're running covers of his White House morning defense briefings. You have to see these.

Draper notes that the briefings were "a daily digest of critical military intelligence so classified that it circulated among only a handful of Pentagon leaders and the president; Rumsfeld himself often delivered it, by hand, to the White House." You have to wonder: was Rumsfeld sitting over a well-to-do Department of Defense intern, going through loads of pictures and trying to decide what colors he wanted which quotes to be? Or did he do it himself?

Donald Rumsfeld's Judgment-Happy, Scary, Biblical Defense Briefing Art (Gawker, thanks Richard Metzger)