Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Next Question (Dedicated to D. Rumsfeld)
That is a two-pronged assessment. Or I should say, a two part to a two prong assesment. A four part, two pronged assessment or scenario. And the answer depends on several different variables, all of which, at this present time, are unknowns. In the first scenario you have a certain set of variables, in the second scenario you also have a certain set of variables. When you combine the two varbiables, invariably you will have a situation where, at best, there is no precise answer. However, the set of circumstances in which these variables co-exist changes continously, so much so in fact, that the situation on the ground isn't necesarily the same as what we would like it to be. But the probable set of circumstances, as we know them to be--and this is important--is that we can not possibly know every possible part of every possible prong in any given known or unknown situation or scenario. The variables prove this to be true, as far as we know, and like I just explained, we can't possibley know. Next question.