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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rummy Finally Does the Right Thing

The day after the election, Donald Rumsfeld resigns.

The fact that Rummy waited until after the election to do this proves to me that this administration is as delusional as I've feared.

Had Rumsfeld made his exit a few weeks ago, the massive shift to the Democratic side might not have occured. Had this administration been willing to suck it up, accept what we've all come to realize...that they've bungled miserably in Iraq...and seek a true bi-partisan resolution to the war, Republicans might have avoided being swept out like so many dessicated bug skeletons from the floor of Congress.

They really believed they could pull it off. They really believed their "base" would come through for them. Or, and this (I believe) is highly possible for Bush, they really believed that God would make it happen for them, that they were fulfilling a destiny and God would provide the means.

Think about how different today might have been if Rumsfeld had resigned in October. If Dennis Hastert had resigned or at least relinquished leadership of the House following the Mark Foley scandal.

Bush chose to stay his course. One has got to wonder why.

tags: Bush / Iraq / mental illness / Republicans / US politics


Blogger should-be-working said...

I agree with what you said. One of Bush's best qualities, which in turn, ends up being a tremendous liability is that he is loyal to a fault. I think Rummy should have gone a LONG time ago, but Bush stuck with him out of loyalty. I don't have a problem with people being loyal to their friends, but not at the expense of thousands of American lives. To Rummy's credit, he actually submitted a resignation letter twice before but Bush refused it.

9/11/06 10:40 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

What you might see as loyalty, some may interpret as obstinance. That's how he's come off to me. There is a point where one must reevaluate ones position if the public is screaming for a change. We've been screaming for a change for over a year yet Bush has maintained his "stay the course" stand until it was shoved in his face that change must come.

I wish I could say I was sad to see Rumsfeld go but I believe he was in large part responsible for the reportedly intolerable treatment of people in US custody, in Guantanamo and elsewhere. That treatment is totally against everything I believe America stands for and could never condone it in any form.

Frankly, it's a far better thing for people who view this administration as I do that W. hung on to Rummy as long as he did.

Off to work...thanks for dropping by, Should!

9/11/06 2:39 PM  

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