This story of Rice unloading on Rummy is a classic case of the truth being hidden from the public about infighting or whatever we choose to call it that greatly impacted the country in time of war.
For the "truth" to come out now does a great disservice to the public. The same public that these two swore an oath to serve faithfully ... they did not take an oath to protect the former president or each other, and then later make millions with their "tell-all" books (after they leave public service).
A worthwhile example from the story: As for the personal digs Rumsfeld made against Rice -- that she was basically unfit for office -- Rice decided to get personal in return by saying:
"First of all, I didn't have modest experience in management. Managing Stanford University is not so easy. But I don't know what Don was trying to say, and it really doesn't matter. Don can be a grumpy guy. We all know that."
Continue reading here - very enlightening to say the least.