Laura Ingraham hosted Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense.
Rumsfeld said the strategic pact with Afghanistan and the US is a good thing. He said the fact that Afghanistan is a non-NATO partner is also good. He also thinks that President Obama is in full campaign mode and can't do anything without mentioning and elevating himself. He felt he should have complimented each administration for the gains made in their tenure and noted much was done during George W. Bush's administration.
Rumsfeld said that the constant leaks and revelations from the White House endanger the special ops in the field as well as Afghan citizens.
Ingraham noted that Bush landing on the aircraft carrier with the "Mission Accomplished" sign was dramatic as well and Rumsfeld agreed to an extent.
Ingraham mentioned the lack of support for the war by the American people and Rumsfeld noted that we have troops in Japan and Germany, but that we have to accept the reality that Afghanistan is different and a dangerous place.
Ingraham spoke about neogtiating with the Taliban and how they set off bombs that killed and maimed citizens. Rumsfeld said that some insurgents flip and get on board with a peace settlement, but that he is too far from the Pentagon to know if it is viable for Afghanistan.
Ingraham pointed out a Pentagon report that there are still areas of Afghanistan, notably in the tribal areas, that are out of control and Rumsfeld said it is almost impossible to control as it is rugged and has a war torn history. He said it is wise to turn control over to the Afghan people, but to support them with training.
Rumsfeld said it is appropriate for the US Embassy to offer Chen Guangcheng asylum in China.