According to the article, in 1994 "the U.S. agreed to provide North Korea with two light-water nuclear reactors in exchange for Pyongyang ending its nuclear weapons program." Don Rumsfeld sat on the board of directors of a company who wanted to provide the design and components for the reactors.
The point I'm getting is that because Rumsfeld hates the communist regime of North Korea, he should have either stood in the way of the attempt by his government to appease the North Koreans into ending their nuclear weapons program or he should have spontaneously combusted.
I remember very clearly when this subject was addressed back then, and I think everyone believed him. It did seem kinda silly to suggest the new kid on the block should be running for prez so quickly. How would he even find time to build support?!