While investigating their shocking story about the Pentagon planting military analysts in major news outlets, the NY Times came up with this interesting quote by Don Rumsfeld from December 2006:
[Iraqi militias] know the center of gravity of the thing is here in the United States. It isn’t out there. And they’re designing their attacks to have maximum effect politically, to weaken the will of the American people. Doing a pretty good job. Hell of a lot more skillful at it than we are. Have a lot greater flexibility. They can lie. Don’t have bureaucracy. They have media committees that they operate to manipulate the media. And they do it very skillfully.
What was stunningly ironic about this statement (in addition to the fact that he had the audacity to even say it) was that he was telling it to his own media committee.