Rumsfeld Resigns

From the Associated Press

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, architect of an unpopular war in Iraq, intends to resign after six stormy years at the Pentagon, Republican officials said Wednesday.
Officials said Robert Gates, former head of the CIA, would replace Rumsfeld.

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17 years ago

Gee, G.W. Do ya think this announcement could have been made LAST WEEK?!

17 years ago

I think I understand why he waited until today, so as to not make it too close to the election, but it would have been better timed, say, last year! On a brighter note, it looks like he’s bringing in someone from Bush 41’s group that might have a more invigorated approach.
By the way, anyone catch the little joke by Bush about Karl Rove during the news conference? Don’t be surprised if he’s unemployed by week’s end, too.

Tom W
Tom W
17 years ago

>>Gee, G.W. Do ya think this announcement could have been made LAST WEEK?!
No win situation. If done last week, the Democrats would have spun it as an “admission of failure” in Iraq.

Scott Bill Hirst
Scott Bill Hirst
17 years ago

Don’t know all the details on the Rumsfeld resignation.Just heard about it today and don’t have all the facts.Politically speaking it should probably taken place earlier.
I think the resignation of Patricia Morgan should have taken place earlier in Rhode Island as GOP state chair.Darrell West talked about her shortcomings last night.She has hurt the credibility of the Rhode Island GOP!Republicans in Rhode Island deserve better!
I lost my bid for a seat on the Hopkinton,R.I., Town Council yesterday.Remember the next election we all will be focusing on is the 2008 Republican Presidential Primary.Let’s be ready.I realize some of you are probably not Republicans.
BTW I wrote-in Robert G.Tingle for US House,2nd District yesterday.
I probably won’t go but the next Conservative Political Action Conference is coming up.Go to may not work.
Parting thought:The Republicans were heavily defeated in 1958,Eisenhower’s last two years in office as a result of that mid term election.In 1960 Kennedy barely won the White House and the Democrats actually decreased their seats in Congress!

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