Former Secretary of Defense (twice), White House Chief of Staff and Congressman Donald Rumsfeld's memoir will hit the streets in under a week. It is a read I will not miss.
I've always said Don Rumsfeld was a fantastic Secretary of Defense, but a bad Minister of War. We'll see whether he mounts a defense of himself in this work.
Famous for his "Snowflakes", memos that asked incredibly inconvenient questions of the defense establishment, Rumsfeld has always been one of my favorites. I LOVED reading snowflakes, even the ones that made me want to take my eyelids and pull them over the back of my head--because I had to come up with some small part of a larger answer. He made that bureaucracy DANCE....he made people justify their programs, he made them add value.
His relationship with Colin Powell will be one of the things I am most interested in. Two HUGE power-brokers, made men of the highest order. Great stuff.