Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld blasted NBC's "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert on Sunday for selectively editing an exchange he had in December with a National Guardsman who complained that his unit's vehicles weren't armored.
After the clip had ended, the irked Defense Secretary said, "That is not how I answered that question.
"But Mr. Secretary," replied Russert somewhat sheepishly, "it clearly represents the exchange and ... "
"It does not," Rumsfeld shot back.
Prepared with a full transcript, the Defense chief overode the NBC host and proceeded to read his full answer:
"I talked to the general coming out here about the pace at which the vehicles are being armored," Rumsfeld began in response to Wilson...