In an interview billed as his first since leaving the top Pentagon post, Donald Rumsfeld calls Afghanistan "a big success...[I]n Afghanistan, 28 million people are free. They have their own president, they have their own parliament. Improved a lot on the streets," Rumsfeld says in the October issue of GQ magazine.
Another poor judgement call:
He also said he believes Bush "is a lot more intelligent and curious than people give him credit for."He's also having a little trouble with his memory.
Rumsfeld said he couldn't recall the last time he and the president spoke.At least he's got this part right. It must be all that vegging out on his ranch in Taos.
Do you miss him? "Um, no," Rumsfeld said.