WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, architect of an unpopular war in Iraq, intends to resign after six stormy years at the Pentagon, Republican officials said Wednesday.While I'm not surprised I still am not sure what to make of this. It may have something to do with the fact that the Democrats are now within one of taking the Senate since Conrad Burns has been defeated in Montana.
Officials said Robert Gates, former head of the CIA, would replace Rumsfeld.
The development occurred one day after congressional elections that cost Republicans control of the House of Representatives, and possibly the Senate as well. Surveys of voters at polling places said opposition to the war was a significant contributor to the Democratic Party's victory.
President George W. Bush was expected to announce Rumsfeld's departure and Gates' nomination at a news conference. Administration officials notified congressional officials in advance.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
You're doing a heck of a job Rummy, but.....
GOP officials: Rumsfeld stepping down