Saturday, April 15, 2006
The Angry Left * Retired Generals * Senator Chafee
The Generals Speak Out
The rumble against Donald Rumsfeld turning into thunder and lightning. The mounting criticism by retired generals--now there are six of them--of Secretary Rumsfeld's handling of the war is causing waves. The president issued a statement expressing strong support for the secretary. "In an unusual statement issued from Camp David, where he had already retired for the weekend, Bush stepped directly into the debate over Rumsfeld's performance to offer his "strong support" and make it clear he would keep the embattled defense secretary. Rumsfeld separately declared that he would not go." What else could he do? To remove Rumsfeld because of things gone awry in Iraq would be an admission of his own failure. It will be interesting to see whether the president would be able to put a lid on this.
Senator Chafee Facing Long Knives