Rumsfeld wishes he had resigned after Abu Ghraib

Steven Nelson Associate Editor
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In an exclusive, the Drudge Report reported Wednesday on portions of “Known and Unknown,” the forthcoming memoir by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

According to the Drudge Report, the memoir includes a confession that Rumsfeld had journalist Geraldo Rivera arrested during a protest in the 1970s.

On Afghanistan, Rumsfeld claims to have urged caution, reportedly writing that he warned in 2001, “not to make a career out of transforming Afghanistan.”

Rumsfeld also reportedly writes that his biggest regret was not insisting on his own resignation following the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

Senator John McCain, one of Rumsfeld’s most prominent critics, was not spared. He writes that McCain had a “hair-trigger temper” and “a propensity to shift his positions to appeal to the media.”

The memoir will be available for sale on February 8.