Dowd, Maureen. "A Not So Wonderful Life"
Divergence: 1936 CE
What if: Donald Rumsfeld had never been born.
Summary: Op-ed column in which an angel shows Rumsfeld what Washington, DC, and the world would be like in 2004 without him. It's a better place.
Comments: Appeared on the Times op-ed page one day before Willam Safire's "Roth Plot II".
Published: In The New York Times, Dec. 19, 2004.
Web link: New York Times