Rumsfeld Complains About 'Confusion' In Libya Intervention

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld claimed Sunday that the intervention in Libya was riddled with "confusion," unlike the invasion of Afghanistan. "If you go into something with confusion and ambiguity, and we have heard four or five
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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld claimed Sunday that the intervention in Libya was riddled with "confusion," unlike the invasion of Afghanistan.

"If you go into something with confusion and ambiguity, and we have heard four or five different explanations of why we're there, that is the root of the problem," he told ABC's Jake Tapper. "The confusion that comes from that. Confusion about what the mission is. Confusion about who the rebels are. Confusion about whether or not Gaddafi should be left in power. Confusion about what the command and control should be."

"It seems to me [in the Afghanistan invasion], we proceeded in a very orderly way. President Bush made a decision that America had been attacked. That was unacceptable. We were going after al Qaeda and remove the Taliban. He set that as the mission and put together a coalition to take on that mission. That's exactly the way it should be done."

Tapper didn't follow up with Rumsfeld about confusion that took place during the Iraq war.

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