Both Rumsfeld and the current Defense Secretary Gates share the long war fallacy. Iraq has shown the limits of U.S. power. We must change America, not the world.

by Andrew J. Bacevichx

Donald Rumsfeld is today a discredited and widely reviled figure. Robert Gates, Rumsfeld’s successor as Defense secretary, is generally admired for manifesting qualities that Rumsfeld lacked — a willingness to listen not least among them.