Friday, November 10, 2006

Rumsfeld's Departure

"Both those men (Cheney and Rumsfeld) are doing fantastic jobs and I strongly support them," Bush said in an interview with The Associated Press and others, only a week ago.

Now one of them, Don Rumsfeld is gone.

A lot of people are saying it was about time. I don't agree with them. If anything, it's two years too late. He should have been allowed to resign when the Abu Ghraib scandal surfaced (he offered but Bush declined).

But don't expect any radical shift in the White House policy. Rumsfeld's exit from the Pentagon, is, as a matter of fact, only symbolic--a perfect political play, a swift damage control move--flashy and without substance.

This isn't out of concern. This is out of compulsion.

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