Farewell tour

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

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.

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