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Former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld says the -- -- administration is facing the perfect storm.
Earlier tonight we spoke with secretary Rumsfeld about all the latest scandals is advice for the president and his brand new book Rumsfeld rules.
This is second -- -- thank you labor brand new book Rumsfeld rules back to tell me about last time I spoke to that was coming out.
It's been five enjoyed doing it started collecting those rules as a youngster.
And have been doing it now -- you know just under eighty years.
But -- looking at the roles and in light of what's going on in the for the present we have the AP scandal -- government Ghazi.
We have the IRS what world do you think that he thought should take a look at your book -- -- federal.
For him when I was a navy pilot I was getting trained them a little airplane prop plane called -- SNG day.
In the manual says if you're lost.
What you do is climb get altitude.
Saved your fuel.
-- that leader out and -- -- on the radio and say dying need help.
That's what the White House needs to do they've got the perfect storm going.
You know if I was chief of staff for president Ford and that right after the Nixon resignation and the rest are more trusted ingrained.
And that's what this administration's gonna have to watch out for because.
You do lead through persuasion and you can't persuade if people -- trusting.
And and if incrementally.
Here the trust goes because of the -- -- someone speaks to sooner they say something that turns out not to be ground fact.
Ground truth why why it it it it's cumulative and it can be a problem.
-- been it's sort of all happened at once to say things happen in threes but all of a sudden you don't think the president woke up one day and -- all three problems were there in front of them.
The other course.
Washington rule is that the the cover up's always worse than the event and the second rule is no one remembers the first -- So sure if someone says something that turns out not to be so.
People then think it's a cholera and and they use the word -- And and the trust factor is so important for a political leader.
He's a term cover up and go back and -- do you suspect that -- that does that sort of a cover up.
Not not the seven time leading up to other membership had more security I think everybody agrees it should've had more -- -- and Ghazi.
And then of course we had the the heat of the moment when that.
Since the and Gaza facilities under attack and then we have what happened afterwards with the video and statements by ambassador rice was -- a cover up.
I don't know how you can call it really anything else.
And I say that because if if the president then goes to the UN and and and talks to people about a YouTube video.
Part of the problem or the problem.
And if mrs.
Clinton goes to there.
Families of the people who were killed and says we're gonna get that person who did that YouTube.
-- Many days after they everyone who had anything to do that knew that these people were well armed.
That there have been warnings about attacks that the British had pulled their people out.
And and that it was certainly there were so well armed -- could not have been spontaneous demonstration.
I don't know what else anyone can call it is other than than hope.
Prevailing over true for -- and I think they really wanted to support the narrative that was out there of that the problem of terrorism was down -- -- Osama bin Laden was dead.
And and they didn't they don't want to talk about it for some race -- -- I don't see how you can win anything like the Cold War which and mrs.
The problem against terrorists is much more like the Cold War and -- -- like World War I World War II or Korea.
We've got to compete ideologically.
Against the people who were funding and and recruiting and training people to go out and kill innocent men women and children.
If you're unwilling to identify and can.
-- exactly what it is very radical Islam.
In in not the whole religion and that's what people are worried about they're afraid of -- -- against her religion.
To what hand though now.
Do we mean would the administration not want would not affect those terrorists are not there is admitted -- that a political I would actually think.
That's not a political issue but maybe I'm dead wrong on that the sense that I think the American people know that the world is dangerous.
But to what end would they have even wanted to covered up.
We -- I think I can think is that the during the campaign he was.
Campaigning on the basis that they've done a great job against terrorists and and that Osama bin Laden was dead there.
And the problem was down a why else would you call what happened -- -- Fort Hood workplace violence.
When it was that clearly.
A person who was was.
Because he believed that that was what he should do he was guided by a radical.
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