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Gunnin' for Rummy

A great deal of media attention has been focused on the growing number of retired generals calling for Donald Rumsfeld's ouster. Of course the Bush administration, always loathe to ever admit making mistakes or misjudgments on the subject of their pet project in Iraq, rebuffs such advice.

I don't think it was a coincidence that calls for Rumsfeld to step down have intensified since the New Yorker reported that the Bush administration is gearing up for possibly military action in Iran. This is one reason why the issue of his retention as Secretary of Defense is of paramount importance now. Do we really want the same clown who gave us the flawed doctrine for war in Iraq to be the same one in charge of a possible Iranian sequel?