It came as a shock to the media and the rest of the world. Shortly after George W. Bush was elected president in 2000 there were plans made to invade and occupy the UK!
Rumsfeld, the newly appointed Secretary of Defense recounts his meeting with Bush a day after the inauguration. "He called me into the Oval Office and said, "Rummy, we gotta go to war!"
"OK Mr. President," said Rumsfeld, "Who first?"
Bush: "Well, Rummy, I think the UK." Runsfeld expressed surprise and said, "Why the UK, Mr. President?"
Bush: "Well, Rummy, ole Queenie over there once called my Dad a Dork. Do I need to say more?"
Rumsfeld: No, Mr. President. Who, next?"
Bush: "France! It should be easy We'll give it to Kerry and take him out of the election in 04."
Bush: "We'll have to get Hussein. He tried to kill my Dad. That's almost worse than calling him a Dork!"
Rumsfeld: "Sure is, Mr. President. Next?"
Bush: "Cheney wants to do Canada, get all those coward draft dodgers from the Viet Nam war. What do you think?"
Rumsfeld: "Perfect Mr. President! What about Mexico? President Fox once said that if you had brains, you'd be dangerous."
Bush: "Get him, dead or alive!"
Rumsfeld: "Is that all, Mr. President?"
Bush: Every President that has gone down in history as a great president did it in time of war. We're gonna have at least a couple! Is Cheney out in the hall?"
Rumsfeld: "Yes, Mr. President."
Bush: "Ask the Evil One to come in. He promised we could play video games today."
According to the book, Rumsfeld turned to leave and paused at the door. He turned back to the president and said, "Mr. President, I worked for your dad years ago.
Rumsfeld: "Mr. President, He really is a Dork!"