Jeffrey LewisRumsfeld’s New Buddy

Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome Italy/’s Deputy Prime Minister Gianfranco Fini to the Pentagon at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

The “post-facsist” Fini once praised Mussolini as the 20th century/’s greatest statesman. Can/’t decide which snide comment to make …

1. Rumsfeld wasn/’t kidding about Old Europe, was he?

2. I guess David Duke wasn/’t available, what with having been just released into a halfway house from federal prison and all.