Ken Adelman, a Defense Policy Board member and former but longtime friend of Donald Rumsfeld, told The New Yorker that Rumsfeld is in a reality-proof bubble when it comes to the Iraq war.
Ken Adelman, quoted in the New Yorker:
“He was in deep denial—deep, deep denial. And then he did a strange thing. He did fifteen or twenty minutes of posing questions to himself, and then answering them. He made the statement that we can only lose the war in America, that we can’t lose it in Iraq. And I tried to interrupt this interrogatory soliloquy to say, ‘Yes, we are actually losing the war in Iraq.’ He got upset and cut me off. He said, ‘Excuse me,’ and went right on with it.”