I feel like I’m one of the few Americans left who will be sad to see Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld go. But no matter what you think of the war in Iraq, you can’t deny the importance of Secretary Rumsfeld’s service to this country.
From the morning of September 11th, when he bravely rushed to help pull burning victims from the Pentagon, to the successful effort to bring freedom to Afghanistan, Secretary Rumsfeld has helped this country through some pretty difficult times. When he stood by President Bush this week to say goodbye, he also stood by his decisions in the war in Iraq. The calls for Rumsfeld to step down have been getting louder, and faced with the Democratic victories in the House and Senate this week, President Bush was clearly faced with a difficult decision.
In typical Rumsfeld style, he seems to be taking it all in stride, quoting Winston Churchill who once said: “I have benefited greatly from criticism, and at no time have I suffered a lack thereof.
This weekend I’ll be remembering the Rumsfeld era on the radio by letting you listen to the interview I conducted with him at the Pentagon back in the summer.