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'Wash Post Magazine' Running Excerpts from New Rumsfeld Book

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Wash Post Magazine' Running Excerpts from New Rumsfeld Book

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The Washington Post Magazine plans to run excerpts Sunday from Post Pentagon Correspondent Bradley Graham's new book "By His Own Rules: The Story of Donald Rumsfeld."

Graham interviewed Rumsfeld eight times and talked with his closest colleagues and family, a Post release states.

Excerpts are already online here. Graham is set to answer questions online at the Post Web site Monday, June 15.

Among the excerpts:

* "Around September 2006, Rumsfeld and his wife, Joyce, had discussed the prospect of his stepping down as Secretary of Defense. 'We said there's no way he would stay if either the House or the Senate went Democratic because he would be the issue,' Joyce recounted months later. The criticism 'would have been relentless until he was gone.'" * "President Bush wasn't ready to let him go in 2006. Each time, Bush resisted letting Rumsfeld go, even rebuffing several suggestions that he do so by some senior aides and advisers and rejecting the secretary's resignation letters. …

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