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Joining Piers Morgan on "The Grill," former two-time Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld admitted to wishing he could go back in time and make some changes:
"You'd like everything to be better. Of course, the road you didn't travel is always smoother. You look at the road you travel, it's always bumpy. That's the nature of things," he told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "You think of our country. The United States of America had slaves into the 1800s, had a civil war, 600,000 people dead. Women didn't vote into the 1900s. We've had a bumpy road. We've had some terrible depressions and recessions."
Author of the new book “Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life,” Wednesday's guest offered some guidelines for Morgan:
"I thought about that coming over here. And I put down that 'the art of listening is indispensable to the right use of the mind. It's also the most generous, the most open, and the most appealing of human habits.' And you are in a position where you have to do that," he shared. "It struck me that that is a hard thing to do, to learn to listen."
On Thursday, as former football great O.J. Simpson took the stand as part of a quest for a new trial, Alan Dershowitz and Gloria Allred used the program's "Law and Disorder" segment to assess the penalties he's currently facing after having been convicted of armed robbery, assault and kidnapping:
"If this were not O.J. Simpson, and if all Americans didn't believe that he had killed his wife and gotten away with it, no way is he going to get this kind of sentence for doing what he did," suggested Dershowitz, who served as an appellate adviser to O.J. Simpson's defense team during the 1995 trial. "He is being punished for what many perceive as having gotten away with murder."
Allred, meanwhile, a famed Civil Rights attorney and well-known women's advocate, respectfully disagreed with her colleague:
"Well, first of all, Alan, I will look you in the eye and tell you this: that he was convicted of robbery. And there were guns present. And although he denies knowing or having criminal intent and all of that, the jury didn't buy it, okay. So having been convicted of numerous counts...he was sentenced," she stated. "I don't have any problem with the sentence. And, you know, now he's trying to reverse it. And we'll see whether or not he is successful."
As daily updates and new details continue to emerge out of Cleveland, WOIO's Ed Gallek rejoined the primetime program with the latest revelations and analysis:
"What stands out is her description of inside that house," said Gallek, referring to recent statements produced by Ariel Castro's imprisoned daughter. "Talking about a bass speaker blocking off some of the doors and in effect saying, 'dad, let me sleep in my old room,' and then him saying, well, you know, 'that room, the heat's not very good in there, it's kind of dusty in there. You don't want to go in there.'"