Thursday, November 09, 2006


The Unknown

As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.
—Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing

I am tempted to quote the blind Dhrutarashtra from the play at the end of Jane Bhi Do Yaaro which is hilarity exemplified; "Yeh kya ho raha hai beta?"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds less like poetry and more like Rumsfeld's particular brand of political dancing.

....Though I could imagine it with music.

10:12 PM  

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