RUMSFELD: You ought to get a life. You could do something besides read those books.
MATTHEWS: This is my life. Let me ask you about something a little more...
RUMSFELD: Let me answer your question.
MATTHEWS: Did you advise the president to go to war?
RUMSFELD: Yes. He did not ask me, is the question. And to my knowledge, there are a number of people he did not ask.
Does this mean that the President didn't consult the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Defense or Congress on the decision to go to war?
The money, about $700 million, was taken in July 2002 from a budget item that had been approved for the war in Afghanistan, Woodward wrote.
"Some people are going to look at that document called the Constitution, which says that no money will be drawn from the Treasury unless appropriated by Congress," Woodward says in his CBS interview.
I'm in Europe so I have no idea how much coverage this is getting in the US, but isn't this an important issue?