Voted Off the Island?

VOTED OFF THE ISLAND?….As it happens, the Army Times has been critical of Donald Rumsfeld for some time now. But apparently George Bush’s fervent support last week for Rumsfeld’s plainly failed leadership has driven them over the edge, and along with their colleagues at the Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times they’ve released an editorial calling for his resignation, come what may on Tuesday:

It is one thing for the majority of Americans to think Rumsfeld has failed. But when the nation’s current military leaders start to break publicly with their defense secretary, then it is clear that he is losing control of the institution he ostensibly leads.

That should make for bracing reading at commissaries around the world. I wonder if a summary has shown up yet in the copy of the Early Bird that Rumsfeld gets every morning?

The full editorial is here.

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