National Defense

Glenn Reynolds Interviews Donald Rumsfeld

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Glenn Instapundit Reynolds interviews former Bush Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld about his new book, Known and Unknown.

Whether you loved Rummy (OK, I see that one hand out there) or think he was the second coming of Robert McNamara (all right, put all your hands down already), this is well worth watching on PJTV.

Pre-9/11, Rummy looked to be run out of DC on a rail because he was calling for major changes to the way Pentagon had gotten used to doing things during the Cold War. That was promising, but in the wake of 9/11 he effectively switched sides, calling the war on terror a 21st-century version of the "twilight struggle" that defined the second half of the 20th century. Bad call. Really bad call.