Rumsfeld Sees Retaking of Samarra as Model

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday portrayed the retaking of the Iraqi city of Samarra over the weekend by U.S. and Iraqi forces as a model for military action he said is likely to be needed to reestablish government control elsewhere in Iraq. “What has to be done in that country is what basically was done in Samarra over the last 48 hours,” he told an audience here at the Council on Foreign Relations.Full Story

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