Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rum Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

BREAKING NEWS: Donald Rumsfeld will be stepping down as Secretary of Defense.

Speculation about his eventual replacement here and here.

This move is long overdue even if, at this point in time, the gesture will have a greater symbolic significance than its impact on actual operations. Maybe I'm wrong though. Maybe this is the first step toward the Baker Plan Escape Hatch.

We'll know more when the replacement is named. For the love of all that's holy, don't do it Lieberman.

[UPDATE: OK, all that's holy loves me back. It won't be Lieberman. Instead, we get one of Bush Sr.'s guys, Robert Gates (director of the CIA under Bush the elder), who is also a member of the Baker-Hamilton commission. This could signal a change of course in Iraq. Can't say for sure, but it does have all the trappings.]

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