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2006/8/3

Sen. Clinton Calls For Rumsfeld's Resignation

@ 11:24 PM (98 months, 6 days ago)

Score: Hillary Clinton- 1; Donald Rumsfeld- 0

No wonder Rummy was shaking in his boots about testifying in public before the Senate Armed Services Committee today.  Some people just have an adversion to anything resembling the truth, which is what Rummy was confronted with today by Sen. Hillary Clinton, who serves on the Committee.

She told Rumsfeld "Under your leadership, there have been numerous errors in judgment that have led us to where we are. We have a full-fledged insurgency and full-blown sectarian conflict in Iraq."  She left old Rummy so speechless he could only muster "my goodness" in response.  And then he proceeded to ask himself questions, and then answer them!

After confronting the Defense Secretary with a scary thing for him (that being the truth), Sen. Clinton on Rumsfeld to resign.  She said "I just don't understand why we can't get new leadership that would give us a fighting chance to turn the situation around before it's too late.  "I think the president should choose to accept Secretary Rumsfeld's resignation."

"The secretary has lost credibility with the Congress and with the people. It's time for him to step down and be replaced by someone who can develop an effective strategy and communicate it effectively to the American people and to the world."

Sen. Clinton says Rumsfeld should resign

AP Interview: Sen. Clinton rips Rumsfeld; calls for his resignation