In his memoir, Donald Rumsfeld admits five mistakes, sort of

3. Guantánamo Bay

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    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld speaks at a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington on June 14, 2005, suggesting that the Guantánamo Bay detention camp for suspected terrorists will operate for years.
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“One of my biggest disappointments as secretary of defense was my inability to marshal the resources within our government to help persuade America and the world of the truth about Gitmo,” he writes. “The most heavily scrutinized detention facility in the world was also one of the most professionally run in history.”

He calls critics of the prison “gullible people” who were duped by the terrorists trained to lie about their mistreatment in captivity for the purpose of discrediting America.

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