By Ken Esten Cooke —
“Nature abhors a vacuum,” goes an old saying, and that is one thing that worries Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Rumsfeld was in Fredericksburg Monday for the Admiral Nimitz Foundation’s Distinguished Speaker Series, held at the St. Mary’s Holy Family Center. A sell-out crowd of 280 people attended.
The event, the Admiral Nimitz Foundation’s Distinguished Speaker Series, saw Rumsfeld lead a conversational discussion and answer questions on everything from politics, to the legacy of the Iraq war, to his own worries.
“I was asked ‘what keeps me up at night?’” the former cabinet member said. “Today, it is intelligence capabilities. Earlier, it was the perceived American weakness around the globe.”
Rumsfeld talked about his memoir, “Rumsfeld’s Rules,” a collection of rules and sayings that he had collected throughout his life.