Earlier today I blogged a Wash Post story about how retired generals were calling Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld a bum. That generated a spirited thread which included the memorable line by Reason Contributing Editor and Brickbats auteur Charles Oliver, who mused, "Look, you go to war with the secretary of defense you have."
Now some of Rummy's former soldiers are coming to his defense. Here's retired Marine Lt. Gen. Mike DeLong yapping it up on CNN:
"Dealing with Secretary Rumsfeld is like dealing with a CEO," DeLong told CNN's "American Morning" on Thursday.
"When you walk into him, you've got to be prepared, you've got to know what you're talking about. If you don't, you're summarily dismissed. But that's the way it is, and he's effective."
Whole thing here.