Who Died and Made Rumsfeld Secretary of State?

In AlterNet: Connect the Dots With Rumsfeld, David Corn questions Rumsfeld’s out-front spokesmanship for the U.S. foreign policy:

Most recently, he warned (at a public meeting with Army troops) that if Russia maintains its trading relationship with Iraq, the nation will be branded a pal of terrorism and global investors will steer clear of Russia. Normally, it would be the job of the Secretary of State or the President to wag a finger at another nuclear power.