I'm not being purposly disingenuous, I truly do not understand what's up with "W".
Last Week, the White House Press Office said something along the lines of, "No matter how the Mid-Term elections turn out, Chaney, Rumsfeld and Somebody-I-Can't-Remember WILL remain a part of this Administration." Then, the very day after the elections, who is replaced? Donald Rumsfeld!
Personally, I think it's a good idea.
He may have served this country in many and varied ways for a long time, but he has been a dismal SecDef. Who in his right mind tries to run a "budget war"?!
We don't have enough troops in Iraq, we've never had enough troops in Iraq. If we want to win, and bring our troops home, we are going to have to temporarily increase the number of troops before we can get things straightened up to the point where we can safelt turn things over and go home.
And the troops we have in Iraq and the 'Stan should have been better equipped from the beginning. More efficient weapons, big and small and better personal protection. Why weren't all the troops sent over with body armour? That we had to have families and friends holding fund raising efforts here to purchase effective body armour for soldiers fighting in a war zone is UNCONSCIONABLE!!!
And to my way of thinking all this ultimately lands at the feet of the SecDef. So bubye,Don. Don't let the door hit your tushie on the way out.