"I guess those of us my age remember uprisings in Eastern Europe back in the 1950s when they rose up and they were slaughtered." Therefore, "I am very careful about encouraging people to rise up. We know there are people in those cities ready to shoot them if they try to rise up." He added, however, "Anyone who's engaged in an uprising has a whole lot of courage, and I sure hope they're successful."
Donald Rumsfeld on possible popular uprisings against Saddam. The lefties might do well to remember this the next time they express skepticism about the lack of popular resistance to Saddam. They're lucky enough to live in a country where they can act like treasonous fools without fear of mass extermination, they can't even begin to grasp the psychological prison that is a country like Iraq under Saddam.