About 2 hours ago, The Whitehouse announced that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will Resign.
This comes on the heels of a Democratic wave overtaking the House, a majority of the Governorships, and potentially the Senate. Seeing this as anything other than a “cleaning house” move on the Presidents part is near impossible.
The President has nominated CIA Director Bob Gates.
The real question is whether the change in personnel will coincide with a change in policy towards Iraq. I remain hopeful, but skeptical.
NOTE: this is the guy who said:
“(Osama bin Laden is) either alive and well or alive and not too well or not alive.”
… Good riddance.