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Friday, April 14, 2006


The Bull Moose is just one of many that are calling for Rumsfeld's retirement.

I'm of two minds on this. On one hand, no one's done more to shake the military out of it's post-Cold War doldrums than Rumsfeld. Cancelling Paladin and the Comanche took cajones.

But politically, something needs to be done, and soon, to bolster support for the Iarq War at home.

"Rumsfeld should resign because the Bush administration is losing the war on the home front. As bad as things are in Baghdad, America won't be defeated there militarily. But it may be forced into a hasty and chaotic retreat by mounting domestic opposition to its policy. Much of the American public has simply stopped believing the administration's arguments about Iraq, and Rumsfeld is a symbol of that credibility gap. He is a spent force, reduced to squabbling with the secretary of state about whether "tactical errors" were made in the war's conduct."

And I reluctantly agree with that.


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