Well, somehow, from the generosity of a well-placed source (thanks Brad!) I have acquired a boot-legged copy of Thomas P.M. Barnett’s latest article from Esquire:

Donald Rumsfeld: Old Man in a Hurry
The inside story of how Donald H. Rumsfeld transformed the Pentagon, in which we learn about wire-brushing, deep diving, and a secret society called the Slurg

by Thomas P. M. Barnett | Jul 01 ’05

THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE’S suite of offices in the Pentagon is on the third deck, outermost, or E-ring of the five-sided building, in the wedge between corridors eight and nine. It’s one of the older wedges, on the far side of where the new ones are to be found or are being renovated, and on the opposite side of the building, one thousand feet away, from the section that was destroyed on September 11, 2001.

Room 3-E-880 overlooks the Potomac in the direction of the White House and Capitol, but the famous skyline is hard to recognize on a ……More…that is…if you subscribe to Esquire

Take a look if you can. I’ll post some bits of rapid reaction soon…