Monday, May 10, 2004

A somewhat interesting article with a brief history of Rummy and the Bush family.

I don't know why all these people are wasting their time calling for Rummy's resignation. Even if Rumsfeld were kicked out of there, it's not like it's going to change the fact that there are still a million other people in that administration who are fucking this country up the ass. Besides, if Rummy were forced to resign, it would make the Bush administration look like it was acknowledging a mistake. Furthermore, it would be holding someone accountable for their actions. We certainly can't have either of those two things going on.

I suppose if anyone were to get shitcanned at this point, it would be Rumsfeld. The main thing he's responsible for is the Rumsfeld Doctrine of "using underwhelming force to achieve overwhelming goals" (to borrow a phrase from Maureen Dowd's latest). That tactic is proving somewhat unpopular right now with the war not going all that well, and it'd be pretty easy to use Rumsfeld as a scapegoat. Still, I don't see any big changes with TB anytime soon, unless if pictures were to surface of Rumsfeld personally mistreating Iraqi prisoners. After the election might be a different story; there has been lots of speculation that Rumsfeld has been a big enough liability that he will be out in the cold with the second Bush cabinet. I guess we'll see.

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