Ok, I’ll give a bit of credit where some credit is due. It’s not nearly enough to excuse what happened, but when you see an ounce of accountability from this administration, you have to notice it. From the mouth of Rumsfeld himself:
The problem is, this kind of thing occurs in prisons across the country and across the world. And you have to know it’s going to be a possibility. And therefore the training and the discipline and the doctrine has to be such that you anticipate that risk. And clearly, that wasn’t done to the extent it should.
This is after he explained to Larry King that he offered to resign his position twice during the Abu Ghraib scandal. He may not be taking all of the responsibility, but at least he’s taking an ounce.