"WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, architect of an unpopular war in Iraq, intends to resign after six stormy years at the Pentagon, Republican officials said Wednesday.
Officials said Robert Gates, former head of the CIA, would replace Rumsfeld.
The development occurred one day after congressional elections that cost Republicans control of the House of Representatives, and possibly the Senate as well. Surveys of voters at polling places said opposition to the war was a significant contributor to the Democratic Party's victory. (Watch why the Army Times said Rumsfeld had to go -- 1:49 Video)
President George W. Bush was expected to announce Rumsfeld's departure and Gates' nomination at a news conference. Administration officials notified congressional officials in advance."
I hope this isn't true, not because I'm a huge fan of Rumsfeld but because Dr. Gates is Texas A&M's current President there is no way we could replace him.
I just saw that on yahoo's front page.
Hip Hip Hooray !!!!!
Have a Nice retirement
[QUOTE=samskara;42431]"WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, architect of an unpopular war in Iraq, intends to resign after six stormy years at the Pentagon, Republican officials said Wednesday.
Maybe he can join MacNamera with reservations in that HOT vacation spot
Rumsfeld has served this country well for a very long time. He's a change-agent, and as such ruffled a lot of feathers at the Pentagon. But he succeeded in morphing our Army into a lighter, faster, yet still hard-hitting force, which is needed in the 21st centure world of assymetric warfare. Big ego? Sure, but he needed it to deal with the generals and admirals and Congress. He fell on his sword so the Dems can claim a scalp in celebration.
Originally Posted by falshman70
IIRC he was Def. sec. back in the late 60's early 70's when I was serving.
If Johnson & Macnamara had turned him loose then we probably would have won in Nam!
He was an abrasive hard man- which is why I liked him. He didn’t put up with any BS from the leftist media.
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