Saturday, September 02, 2006

Rumsfeld reaches out to "traitors, facists and communists"

Oh now that Democrats are working toward a no confidence vote against him, now Rumsfeld wants to play nice.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld reached out to Democrats late Friday, opening up the door for them to retract their stinging indictment of him as Pentagon chief.

In a letter to Congress's top Democrats, Rumsfeld said recent remarks he made during a speech in Salt Lake City were misrepresented by the media, including by the Associated Press. Rumsfeld said he was "concerned" by the reaction of Democrats, many of whom called for his resignation and said he was treading on dangerous territory.

"I know you agree that with America under attack and U.S. troops in the field, our national debate on this should be constructive," Rumsfeld wrote Friday.

Perhaps before giving a speech implying that anyone who disagreed with the administration on the war, was either uniformed or immoral or appeasing terrorists the idea of "constructive debate" should have crossed his mind.

Senate Democrats were expected to meet Wednesday to discuss several issues, including whether they will try to force a vote of no confidence on Rumsfeld. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has vowed to push legislation next week calling for Rumsfeld to resign.

"Nothing can change the fact that Secretary Rumsfeld insulted the patriotism of the American people, and he needs to be held accountable for it," Boxer said Friday.

Rumsfeld needs to be held accountable for more then his speeches. It should be about results. When someone consistantly fails at their job, regardless of what rhetoric they use to explain it, the lack of results should equal unemploment for that person in any walk of life, especially government.

This man has got to go.


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