In principle, in the event of an attack, Mr. Rumsfeld must immediately be evacuated to a safe place. But perhaps that day, torn between the responsibility of his position and the urgent demands from the tragedy that was so surprising, Mr. Rumsfeld took part in directly carrying the wounded people out of the attacked area. work. This may make him admired, loved, but from the official point of view, his putting himself in danger as well as making the authorities unable to contact in an emergency situation is clearly the way misconduct.
Victoria “Torie” Clarke, who is in charge of public affairs at the Pentagon, recalled that at the time after the attack, even Rumsfeld’s staff did not know where he was. And Aubrey Davis, one of Rumsfeld’s close agents, remembers that he could not respond via radio despite hearing the crazy questions from where the defense minister was.