05/25/2011 11:55 am ET

Does he ever get tired of embarrassing himself?

Q: Is the country closer to a civil war?

SEC. RUMSFELD: Oh, I don't know. You know, I thought about that last night, and just musing over the words, the phrase, and what constitutes it. If you think of our Civil War, this is really very different. If you think of civil wars in other countries, this is really quite different. There is - there is a good deal of violence in Baghdad and two or three other provinces, and yet in 14 other provinces there's very little violence or numbers of incidents. So it's a - it's a highly concentrated thing. It clearly is being stimulated by people who would like to have what could be characterized as a civil war and win it, but I'm not going to be the one to decide if, when or at all.

He tried the same tired routine back in March when asked a similar question. His hands flail around--fingers wiggle nervously while he crinkles his face and pauses for a few seconds to make believe he's in deep thought.

Rumsfeld: ...I think until I've had a chance to think more about it and-and-uhhh-I-I will say I don't think it'll look like-ahh- the United States's civil war.

That's just brilliant!

You can see the video here.

(John Amato created