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Calls Get Louder for Rumsfeld's Resignation

Reported by Ellen - December 17, 2004

That's the name of an article on FOXNews.com today. Ordinarily, the Fox/Bush network opens its stories with news that's flattering to the Bush Administration. So the negative opening to this article made me sit up and take notice: "Only two weeks after President Bush asked Donald Rumsfeld to stay on for his second term, the drumbeat has grown louder for the secretary of defense to resign."

Some other excerpts that do not reflect so well on Rummy are:

"Rumsfeld's response to the questioning in Kuwait has brought on a surge of criticism, with calls for his head coming from both sides of the aisle."

"The House Armed Services Committee, which (Democratic Congressman Martin) Meehan sits on, has repeatedly asked the Pentagon if it has all the money it needs to protect U.S. troops overseas, and the agency has repeatedly been too slow to respond, he said."

"Sen. John Corzine, D-N.J., actually has called on Rumsfeld to resign. 'I believe this isn't the issue only of Humvees,' Corzine told 'FOX News Sunday.' 'The miscalculation and interpretation of the intelligence before the war — there was a failure to secure all the weapons dumps ... there's been a problem with our administration of the prisons. No one has been held accountable. There's no exit plan.'"

Does the negative FOX press signal an upcoming Rumsfeld resignation? My guess is that it does, though I don't think it's likely until after the Iraqi elections.

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