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June 7th, 2012
01:16 PM ET

Clip From Last Night: Donald Rumsfeld on Syria and Obama's Weakness

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld returned to the program Wednesday evening and joined Piers Morgan for a live interview. Rumsfeld shared with Piers his strategy for handling the current crisis in Syria. "I think that what Mr. [Leon] Panetta said is clearly desirable, that Assad not be there," said Rumsfeld. "The question they have to face is what's going to replace them."

Rumsfeld also responded to an "inaccurate" suggestion that he considers President Obama to be "weak" in terms of leadership and foreign policy. "The way you're phrasing it is twisting it in an inaccurate way," said Rumsfeld to Morgan, "I did not volunteer this. I responded to a question and answered to the best of my ability."

"I've said once and I'll say one more time only that I was asked a question. In my adult life if you look at the presidents, how would you rank them on that subject, and I said I would rank this president as a general leader up with President Carter."

Watch the clips and listen to the interview as the Former Secretary of Defense explains his views on the current president and foreign affairs.
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  1. Akpan Nkereuwem

    Rumsfeld lacks the credibility to criticize Obama,with his failed iraqi weapons of mass destruction advice that he goaded George bush an the whole world to believe a wrong analysis on Sadam hussien,AMERICA,GREAT BRITAIN AN INDEED THE WORLD WOULD HAVE BEIN SPARED THE SPENDING OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN A SENSELESS WAR..THE ECONOMIC RECESSION would not have bein a reality..RUMSFELD SHOULD GO AN ADVICE ASSAD AN THE TALIBAN..AN SPARE US HIS BORING SERMON.

    June 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Free media

    How can Rumsfeld criticize President Obama? He with the Devil started this failed war looking for WMD. He lied to the American people and started this on going failed war. We have been lied to and are still being told lies. Sadly our media is not heald accountable for the lies we are told.
    Why is Ted Turner not running CNN ? Who is running our media? Please love our country and be truthful.

    June 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Bobak

    Where is the full episode? I cant find part of the show in the video or transcipts.

    June 7, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Yane

    My family renetd a condominium at Orange Beach, Alabama for three nights. We had a wonderful time digging in the sand and watching the dolphins swimming out in the Gulf of Mexico.

    June 30, 2012 at 4:55 am | Report abuse | Reply

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