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Monday, May 23, 2005

Why is Rumsfeld Still in Office?

Any reasonable person has to ask why Donald Rumsfeld has not been fired from his position as Secretary of Defense. He is the worst Secretary in the history of the Defense Department.

He has immersed the US in a quagmire in Iraq, despite the many warnings before the invasion of Iraq that this would happen. Iraq is in chaos, and the US military seems incapable of restoring and maintaining order. That means the US is incapable of fighting the kind of wars that we face in the world of the 21st century. The fault for that pathetic state is clearly Rumsfeld's.

Afghanistan is now veering on the edge of chaos, even as it has become the major producer of opium poppies in the world. We are paying for Rumsfeld's incompetence with the spread of drugs in the US.

The US is less secure than it was before the Iraqi war started. And yet, we were told that the war was necessary for US security.

Only when Rumsfeld is fired and a competent Secretary of Defense is appointed will there be a chance for the US to become secure.

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