Ruminations On Rummy

Donald Rumsefeld said farewell to the Pentagon today, and David Martin was there. Among other things, Martin noted:

I have covered eight Secretaries of Defense, starting with Harold Brown during the Carter administration, and I have never seen anyone impose his will on the Pentagon the way Rumsfeld has. People will be arguing for decades whether it was for better or for worse, and he indicated today "there's a chance" he might join the argument by writing a book of his own. He said his wife is already after him to do it.

He's never written one — but at age 74, he's running out of excuses.

"I always thought I was too young to write a book," Rumsfeld said. "I can't use that any more."

You can check out more of David Martin's Rumsfeld retrospective right here.