And unlike other interviews I’ve heard where Rumsfeld peddles his book, Inskeep actually presses him on a number of important issues. Excellent work, truly.
In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the former Bush administration defense secretary was as feisty as ever. He challenged the premises of questions. And he suggested that others were more responsible for U.S. war policy decisions in Afghanistan and Iraq that are now widely viewed as mistakes — mistakes for which he has long been blamed.
It’s so nice to see a journalist actually acting like one instead of acting like a book agent.