Wednesday, November 08, 2006

 

Rumsfeld resigns

Bye-bye.

Incidentally, President Bush recently stated in no uncertain terms that Rumsfeld would be staying on. Here's what he says now:
Q Thank you, Mr. President. Last week you told us that Secretary Rumsfeld will be staying on. Why is the timing right now for this, and how much does it have to do with the election results?

THE PRESIDENT: Right. No, you and Hunt and Keil came in the Oval Office, and Hunt asked me the question one week before the campaign, and basically it was, are you going to do something about Rumsfeld and the Vice President? And my answer was, they're going to stay on. And the reason why is I didn't want to inject a major decision about this war in the final days of a campaign. And so the only way to answer that question and to get you on to another question was to give you that answer.
So the President has admitted that he lied to the American people for political purposes. This is nothing really new, but we don't often see such an explicit admission.

Incidentally, the above photo of Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam Hussein was taken in December, 1983. Saddam has been sentenced to death for a massacre in Dujail in July, 1982.

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