He has now signed onto the latest Big Lie of the American right.
He has endorsed the Beckian delusion that a new Grand Caliphate could possibly ascend successfully across the planet.
As one of the principal architects of the longest, the 2nd most expensive and the most unnecessary war in the in the history of our country, he said in early November of 2002 that it would take "Five days or five weeks or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that."
In the face of Iraqi rage amidst the utter chaos resulting from his policies and the killing and maiming of thousands of Iraqi women and children, he said he was "surprised" and did not "expect" it.
Donald Rumsfeld is a notoriously vicious and stupid liar. Most importantly, he has proven to be his generation's most incompetent analyst.
The whole of his career since has been spent excusing himself due to an inability to predict events geo-politically.
He has spent the last seven years saying he never saw any of it coming.
He is not to be listened to now.
He is not to be trusted.