Rumsfeld's debt starts here
Rumsfeld Resigns as Defense Secretary After Big Election Gains for Democrats
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 8, 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.
The development occurred one day after midterm elections that cost Republicans control of the House, and possibly the Senate, as well. Surveys of voters at polling places said opposition to the war was a significant contributor to the Democratic victory.
President Bush was expected to announce Rumsfeld's departure and Gates' nomination at an afternoon news conference. Administration officials notified congressional officials in advance.
Last week, as he campaigned to save the Republican majority, Bush declared that Rumsfeld would remain at the Pentagon through the end of his term.
It took two elections and the lives of 2800 men for this war criminal to resign. Walter Reed and Arlington are filled because of his ego, maybe 700,000 Iraqis lie dead because of his hubris. He should be dragged from the Pentagon and tossed on a plane to the Hague for war crimes trials like the Balkan war criminals.
America has suffered many incompetents, but even for a record of incomptence, Rumsfeld is in a special place. Blind, deaf, dumb, to reality, contemptous of the men he led, demanding lickspittle advisors, all of these are enough for any man to be fired.
Now, as I watch Bush fumble his way to not understanding that his war is over, I can only hope, no pray, that someone forgives us for letting these fools kill so many innocent people.
posted by Steve @ 1:26:00 PM