Thursday, May 06, 2004

Fire Away

Rumsfeld’s job could be at stake in new hearingsDefense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, facing growing demands that he resign or be fired, will go on the offensive Friday when he appears before lawmakers to address the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers, defense officials told NBC News on Thursday.

President Bush gave Rumsfeld a vote of confidence Thursday, but Senate Republican aides said his job was on the line Friday.

Rumsfeld has deserved to lose his job for a very long time, hopefully he'll get what's coming to him after the furor over the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Bush, as the above quote indicates, seems to be standing by his Secretary of Defense for now. However, this could change if he is put under enough pressure. It looks like Bush was really jerked around by the Defense Department:

Bush did acknowledge, however, that he had called in Rumsfeld on Wednesday to complain that he had not been told about the Army investigation several months ago that uncovered photographs of the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad. “I should have known about the pictures in the report,” he said.


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