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Donald Rumsfeld has to go!

And gone he is, just a few scant hours after Nancy Pelosi annouced that Rumsfeld has to go in order to move in a new direction on Iraq, she got her wish. What the American people got, was one more lie from Bush. Last weekend, President Bush was asked if there were any plans to replace Dick Cheney or Don Rumsfeld. The response was that:

President Bush says he wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Cheney to remain in his administration until the end of his presidency.

Yesterday, however, the President pretty much admitted to lying in his press conference(from Think Progress):

REPORTER: Last week you told us Secretary Rumsfeld would be staying on. Why is the timing right now, and how much does it have to do with the election results?

BUSH: You and Hunt and Keil came into the Oval Office and asked me to question one week before the campaign. Basically, are you going to do something about Rumsfeld and the Vice President? The reason why is I did not want to make a major decision in the final days of the campaign. The only way to answer that question, and get it on to another question, was to give you that answer.

Personally, I feel that Bush was right in saying that there really was no other way to answer that question without “showing his hand” so to speak. And major personnel changes in the last days of an election that already appeared to be going bad for your party, was probably not the wisest thing to do. So while I sit here and point out another lie in the long line of them that Bush has told, I’m not really all that pissed about it. He did what just about any other politician would have done in that situation. The question that Bush needs to be asked now is:


That’s the question that needs answering. Because had Bush replaced Rumsfeld when the first calls for his resignation came in, we may not have near as many American and Iraqis dead today.

Tip of the hat to Crooks and Liars, Think Progress, CNN, and the Washington Post.

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