Former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, who died July 6, expressed regrets late in life about the Vietnam War, observed Bradley Graham in a Washington Post commentary. "Will anyone apologize for Iraq?" he wondered. When Graham asked Donald Rumsfeld (in photo, with Condoleezza Rice) about Iraq-related regrets in an interview for a new biography of the former defense secretary, "he dismissed the question as a favorite press query unworthy of reply."Former Pentagon civilian policy chief Douglas Feith said: "It's still highly political. And I just don't think there's any reason for the people who are on the receiving end of a political attack to play the game of the political attackers."Graham concluded: "Whether anyone ever apologizes, history at least is due an honest, detailed accounting of the actions and motivations of Rumsfeld and his colleagues."
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