Donald Rumsfeld speaks to large crowd in Roanoke - "large"? [View all]
ROANOKE, VA --
More than 400 people welcomed former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to the Star City Thursday evening. Rumsfeld spoke at Roanoke's Jefferson Center, as part of a book tour to promote his memoir "Known and Unknown."
"It is going to take them time to find their way. I have never been one to believe the United States could go in and build other countries. It isn't possible for other nations to go in and make it all better for them,” says Rumsfeld.
The former secretary also touched on disagreements between the Department of Defense, State Department, and the National Security Council.
"It seems to me, in large measure, it isn't it. It is a difference of perspective difference of views, difference of positions, and that is fair,” said Rumsfeld.
"It is not a result of the defense establishment. You could abolish the defense department, and you wouldn't make a dent in that debt,” says Rumsfeld.
--LOVE this last line ---
And it was answers like that, which gave people who attended a first hand look into his job as the former Secretary of Defense.