Rummy & Bush: Absolute Failures
Okay: This is big.
The widening circle of retired generals who have stepped forward to call for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s resignation is shaping up as an unusual outcry that could pose a significant challenge to Mr. Rumsfeld’s leadership, current and former generals said on Thursday…
“We need to continue to fight the global war on terror and keep it off our shores,” General Swannack said in a telephone interview. “But I do not believe Secretary Rumsfeld is the right person to fight that war based on his absolute failures in managing the war against Saddam in Iraq.”
…There were indications on Thursday that the concern about Mr. Rumsfeld, rooted in years of pent-up anger about his handling of the war, was sweeping aside the reticence of retired generals who took part in the Iraq war to criticize an enterprise in which they participated.
Remember Bush saying over and over again that he wasn’t listening to critics at home, but to his commanders in the field? Well, uh, gee. Maybe Bush was, ohidunno, lying? Regardless, it looks like he can’t hide behind that line of shit anymore.