Kenneth Adelman is the former deputy U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, advisor to President Ronald Reagan, member of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's Defense Policy Board.
On The Iraq War
In an article for The New Yorker, Adelman wrote of Donald Rumsfeld: “How could this happen to someone so good, so competent? This war made me doubt the past. Was I wrong all those years, or was he just better back then? The Donald Rumsfeld of today is not the Donald Rumsfeld I knew, but maybe I was wrong about the old Donald Rumsfeld. It’s a terrible way to end a career. It’s hard to remember, but he was once the future.”
2008 US Presidential Election
Adelman supported Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 US Presidential election.