Saturday, November 04, 2006

For the good of the service, for the good of the country

it's time for this guy to go...

According to CNN that phrase is a part of an editorial that will be released by Army Times Publications, and will be the second time they have called for the resignation/removal of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

It's doubtful the President will listen considering what has inspired this editorial in the first place is statements that he intended to keep Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney. Yet it is important to point out that it's pretty apparent that not all in the military are happy with the White House Administration.

Also worth pointing out that it shouldn't surprise anyone that if the White House Administration doesn't care what some in the military think, that this statement was made as quoted in the Washington Post by the Vice President:

"It may not be popular with the public. It doesn't matter, in the sense that we have to continue what we think is right," Cheney said. "That's exactly what we're doing. We're not running for office. We're doing what we think is right."

Obviously trying to continue the bs spin line that electing Democrats will make terrorists happy is something that they must feel is "right" as well:

Cheney also said that terrorists are banking not on defeating the United States militarily but rather on the nation growing tired of the war and walking away from the fight. And he suggested that a Democratic victory on Tuesday would also be a victory for terrorists.

"When they see something happen such as happened in Connecticut this year, where the Democratic Party purged Joe Lieberman primarily over his support of the president in the war, that shows to them their strategy is working," Cheney said.

People not agreeing with the way the war is being handled, people who are tired of feeling as if there is not even a valid plan in Iraq are not terrorist supporters...

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I've seen terrorists who allowed themselves be interviewed that they wanted the Dems to win, because of the whole "cut and run" thing. So, that doesn't seem nearly as far-fetched, but the Rumsfeld thing is ridiculous.

I don't think Rumsfeld's position should be affected by popular opinion. Check that, I do think it should -- in the form of elections. However, since it is not an elected position, I don't think there's much we can do about it. Would it be nice if Bush were more responsive? Certainly, however Bush is entitled to have administrators that he can work with, not that the people trust. That's the way the system is. We can change the system, but it would take a concerted effort.

Until then, it's almost refreshing that the Presidency is not concerned about their public image. Now, if they were actually getting their jobs done...