In a sane world, Donald Rumsfeld would never show his face in public again. In a truly sane world, he'd have long ago stood in the dock at The Hague and would now be confined to a spartan cell along with some of his former colleagues.
Instead, the former Secretary of Defense is still giving interviews. Not only treated respectfully but also questioned as if a guy determined to turn the Middle East into a U.S. vassal no matter how many people were tortured and killed to achieve it actually has some special understanding to impart. This time, it's about President Obama. In a Wednesday interview:
Rumsfeld mentioned Iran, North Korea and terrorist networks as threats to the U.S. "But the thing that worries me the most is not any one of those things specifically, it is the risk, the danger that the United States will increasingly be seen as weak," he said.
Fox host Sean Hannity asked: “Do you think the rest of the world views him as weak?”
“I do,” Rumsfeld said, adding later that, “He doesn't seem to feel that the United States has and should continue to be playing an important role in the world in contributing to peace and stability.”