The Pentagon staged elaborate ceremonies to bid farewell to Secretary Rumsfeld--but the plaudits did not prevent a recap of the failures of his tenure. Singling out the abuses at abu-Ghraib prison in Iraq, NBC's David Gregory called his tenure "rocky" and ABC's Jonathan Karl summarized the critics' rap on Rumsfeld as "arrogant" and "divorced from reality." CBS' David Martin recalled that Rumsfeld's nickname for his voluminous memos was snowflakes. His last message was: "The blizzard is over."
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