Donald Rumsfeld is this generation's Robert McNamara. Both were arrogant know-it-alls who wasted thousands of lives.
From the Washington Post Sept 9, 2006 (yeah, I know it's leftist paper):
"Long before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld forbade military strategists to develop plans for securing a postwar Iraq, the retiring commander of the Army Transportation Corps said.
Brig. Gen. Mark E. Scheid told the Newport News Daily Press in an interview published yesterday that Rumsfeld had said "he would fire the next person" who talked about the need for a postwar plan.
Sdky, you have no idea if what you are talking about.
I would call it a three way tie with Gates thrown in. We definitely do not need a third Rummy Sec of Defense tenure. I doubt one in one hundred remember his first tenure. The tenure under Gerald Ford which was the beginning of what they call the Hollow Carter Military.