Brewtown Politico

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12.16.2004

The momentum is growing within Republican ranks for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to be given the boot.

  • Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) now says Rumsfeld should be replaced.
  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee fired off an angry letter to Rumsfeld Wednesday about the status of up-armored Humvees in Iraq.
  • Even neoconservative columnist William Kristol wants Rumsfeld out.
  • Retired Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf, of Gulf War fame, expressed anger at Rumsfeld's performance last week during a question and answer period with American troops in Kuwait.
  • Over the weekend, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told the Associated Press that he has no confidence in the Defense Secretary.
  • Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) has repeatedly expressed displeasure with the way the Iraq war has been administered, and Rumsfeld's job performance.

2 Comments:

At 12/17/2004 01:07:00 PM, Blogger Craig said...

It's something when your own side is pushing for his removal. Shows some maybe are smart on that side, just not many.

 
At 12/17/2004 09:56:00 PM, Blogger Scott said...

It shouldn't have taken this long for more people to call for Rumsfeld's dismissal. The postwar planning put together by the State Dept was completely ignored by the Pentagon and now you see the consequences.

It's going to take more pressure for Bush to toss him to the lions though. These are stubborn folks.

 

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