Rumsfeld’s worrying return

Rumsfeld’s worrying return

Last week, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was in unrepentant mood.

Last week, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was in unrepentant mood. Despite the ongoing disaster that has become the Iraq campaign - and despite increasingly significant signs that, in Afghanistan, the Taliban is back in business - Rumsfeld was setting about tackling America’s native critics of the ‘‘war on terror’’. He told a gathering of the American Legion that ‘‘moral and intellectual confusion over the Iraq war and the broader war on terrorism could sap American willpower and divide the country’’.

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