Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is eschewing the traditional press in his final days in office. Instead, he has given exclusive in- terviews to a more sympathetic crowd:Conservativecolumnistsand commentators.
HesatdownwithCalThomasand was interviewed by radio talk show host Laura Ingraham.
The most exclusive access was given to Sean Hannity. Mr. Hannity, a popular radio commentator and co-host on Fox News Channel, traveled with the secretary to Iraq over the Dec. 9-10 weekend. Mr. Hannity broughtbackvideo,includinganimpromptu session he conducted with soldiersinMosul.Oneremarkedthat when Washington politicians say the United States can’t win in Iraq, they are voicing no confidence in American troops.