President Bush was moving by late summer toward removing Donald H. Rumsfeld as defense secretary, people inside and outside the White House said Thursday.Ah yes, we see.
Weeks before Election Day, the essential question still open was when, not if, to make the move.
Bush ultimately postponed action until after the election in part because of concern that to remove Rumsfeld earlier could be interpreted by critics as political opportunism or as ratifying their criticism of the White House war plan in the heart of the campaign, those people said.
[ cf Rumsfeld ouster not sudden ]
It is so good to know that Great Leader Is So Great!!!
I hate to ask the rude question here, but one does have to wonder, what if it was Dubya's Daughter on the firing line??? Would he want his daughter to have the best available commander in chief to live out the full on courage of his convictions???
or is Dubya willing to do that whole Soddom And Gohmorah Thing and offer up even his daughters to save his candy ass.