Bradley Graham’s By His Own Rules is a valuable, thorough and fair-minded look at the long career of Donald Rumsfeld, with particular emphasis on Rumsfeld’s tenure at the Pentagon in the Bush years. The story that emerges is that of an intelligent, hard-working, innovative, abrasive, blinkered and oddly indecisive secretary of defense, whose failings contributed to catastrophe in Iraq.Whole thing here.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Where Rumsfeld went wrong
My review of By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeldis up at New Majority. Excerpt: