Should Donald Rumsfeld Resign?

Should Donald Rumsfeld resign?

(See here) an MSN Money article that reports an eighth retired Army general has joined those who call for the Secretary of Defense to resign.

My question is what would this accomplish? Does the buck stop at the Secretary of Defense's desk? Is Donald Rumsfeld the man who is responsible for getting us into the War in Iraq?

Would getting the Secretary to resign accomplish anything if the man who selected him, George Dubyah Bush, is going to be the man who selects his replacement?

Perhaps if we could get new leadership from "the top down" we might accomplish something. But by just replacing the man in the middle without replacing the man who makes the decisions, and the man who selects a replacement, we are not going to accomplish a whole lot.

Dubyah likes and has confidence in his Secretary of Defense, so let him keep Donald Rumsfeld serving. Let them together figure a way out of the mess they got us into.

If Donald Rumsfeld should resign then so should the President and most members of Congress.


Blogger Michael said...

Rumsfeld has proven himself incompetent, untrustworthy, unpopular and possibly corrupt.

Should he be removed? Yes. He is still no more than a senior civil servant and if he isn't performing, he should be cut.

Michael Tam
vitualis' Medical Rants

4/27/2006 07:19:00 AM  
Blogger Little David said...

Well I am not sure Donald Rumsfeld's resignation would improve things. Evidently Dubyah likes the job he is doing. So even if Rumsfeld was forced to resign, Dubyah is apt to pick someone to replace him that comes from the same mold.

Rumsfeld only attempts to execute the policies decided upon by Dubyah. Anyone who replaces Rumsfeld would also have to try and do the same.

4/27/2006 09:18:00 AM  

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