The New York Times reports that Donald Rumsfeld is considering deploying special forces all over the world to capture or kill terrorists, including places where we don’t even inform the local government that we’re there. The CIA already has the privilege of doing things like this, so it seems like Rumsfeld just wants to have the power to handle these things through the Department of Defense, probably without the tight supervision that the CIA earned through decades of shameful behavior. The logical conclusion of such policies will be a series of horrifying mistakes that involve lots of dead innocents, which are then covered up for as long as possible, and we all get worked up about around 2025.