Tuesday marked the 12th anniversary of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld penning what Vox calls the “greatest memo ever written” (below).

rumsfeld memo

It’s short. It’s overtly simple, and well … bizarre.

It was directed toward then Undersecretary of Defense Doug Feith who — in the eyes of Rumsfeld (we’re guessing?) — had in his back pocket the solutions for the strife in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Pakistan and North Korea. Which for all intents and purposes would make Feith … God?

As you may have surmised, all of these countries are still in turmoil today — more than a decade later.

Feith either refused to flex his divine muscles or was not a deity after all.