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-- rumsfeld's rules ought to make your life better how to -- had a state charge your family your business and your company.
And that's -- dollar Rumsfeld has agreed to come -- studio the forward to two time secretary of defense first off he wrote this book on Gerald Ford asked you -- series of rules.
Because he knows you're right stuff -- -- become a better person a daily basis.
So some of the rules that she discussed.
Rumsfeld first off you talk about.
The -- worked the lucky you are you bring up Dick Cheney in his twenties.
He does my young assistant he'd been a graduate student I hired him and brought him into the government and -- given something to do.
And he'd do it and then you'd get more -- do it any take on the tough jobs and the it was a delight to work with them he said he never asked for bigger office or more money -- -- we had ambition but he wouldn't.
Wouldn't sit down doesn't let things take care themselves they do you put your head down work hard do a good job and good things happen find a way.
EC find a way to.
To get around for example in football with bill -- a -- And and get around people that are successful we wanna be if you want to be an active find a way to get next to -- street.
If you -- -- be great football coach find a way to do matter what the job is get around Bill Belichick even just getting him off.
Exactly right you know it's it it if you.
Go to people who were aides who were really Smart and learn from you'll also find that the people around them are very Smart because it is higher -- -- -- -- And and it's a wonderful opportunity for someone to.
To learn and and be around people who've accomplished something in and had experiences you haven't -- in and have.
-- you haven't had any talk about you know to delegate it's a lot of times you hear people telling you stuff and you think I don't need to hear this abuse -- secretary defense.
And when in doubt.
But -- move -- If in doubt that moved decisions up to the boss so if -- -- of a dollar Rumsfeld and I can't figure it out that's what a body.
Right exactly because it'll end up back in your lap but by doing wrong.
But -- try to go in get a decision that applies to that one situation but also would apply to other situations.
You also say if you -- -- tell the boss and corrected fast.
And you bring up Abu Ghraib.
Yeah a good news doesn't get better with -- bad news doesn't get better with time good news there you start hearing news about this prison in this some problems there and some photos.
-- -- we wish you knew about him quicker.
Well the problem was they were having an investigation they announced -- in that Baghdad and they served as a prison.
There was some abuse we having an investigation.
And all the investigation information was held tight because it was a about a criminal investigation.
Under the uniform code and military justice.
And then someone in the press got some photos and all of a sudden it blew up in into an enormous problem and it was just a terrible thing that.
That people Americans and they've been punished they've been sent to jail as they should be disagreement is just disloyalty you bring up the fact that you pushed president forward not to go to tip O'Neill's birthday party -- improbable -- uneasy as the boss a but it's not disloyalty.
It's not a doll he said he was gonna go he said -- -- and he's my friend I'm gonna go to his birthday and I said well you're gonna have to walk.
Because that birthday parties being paid for by -- foreign.
Lobbyist who is under investigation for wrongdoing and you're gonna have to walk because I'm not gonna have a presidential limousine drive -- there they also talked about in this book and he didn't any -- -- -- right and you gave him good advice he had to have the courage to speak truth to power -- you also talk about don't criticize your predecessor.
I use that you talk to the of the secretary defense even he did the job before.
I did I I always did in fact we had had them come in and meet periodically and you know you'd -- you don't want to criticize your predecessors or your successors because you didn't want to their issues.
And UCL pres Obama does the opposite.
How agonizing if at all has it been for you to -- -- president.
Get political gains from criticizing.
The -- you worked for and the job -- did.
I think that it's it says a lot about -- that the president.
That he tries to blame President Bush for everything and I don't think it does him any good I don't think people respect that.
And I think history will be kind of President Bush he did a good job for.
President Bush has the same thing for Vice President Cheney does his who's right.
I think that there is a certain club among precedents.
Are careful what they say.
And I like the fact that Dick Cheney speaks at -- -- -- you'll always make big.
Soviet best so like -- last -- thanks so much mr.
secretary thank you Brian and fun to be --
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