Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rumsfeld Sacrificed

CNN and NPR as well as other media outlets are reporting that Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down at Secretary of Defense. Not to toot my own horn, but this was my first prediction last night after I saw the democrats had indeed taken control of the House of representatives.

That's the good news, the bad news is why. Bush has no intention of changing his plan in Iraq. But as usual he needs to create the perception there is a change.. Thus by sacrificing Rumsfeld, this will give the administration more stall time to continue their failed policies regardless of which party controls the congress.

After all it will take time to confirm a new Defense Secretary then time for the new one to get up to speed, that's a minimum of 6 more months of "stay the course" perhaps a year. We cannot allow this resignation to remove the pressure from the administration on the war.

This is perception change not substantial change.


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