President Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and the Medals of Freedom

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In Iraq, escalating violence has required more American troops than the architects of invasion and occupation ever predicted but, in Washington, President Bush has awarded Medal of Freedom to George Tenet and Paul Bremer, who-ve been blamed for major miscalculations. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is holding onto his job, even though Republicans are among his harshest critics for failing to recognize what they call -reality- on the ground. Is President Bush awarding the right people? Warren Olney speaks with experts in conflict management and international relations from Dartmouth College, the Heritage Foundation, a intelligence officer who participated in invasion of Iraq, and the Weekly Standard's William Kristol.
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Presidential Medal of Freedom

Secretary Rumsfeld's remarks to soldiers in Kuwait, en route to Iraq

American Soldier by Tommy Franks

Kristol's Washington Post commentary criticizing Secretary Rumsfeld

Admiral Zinni's criticism of the administration over Iraq, 60 Minutes feature



Warren Olney