General Calls for Rumsfeld to Resign

From Scout:

Today on CNN Major General John Batiste called for Rumsfeld’s resignation……

BATISTE: Finally, I believe we need a fresh part in the Pentagon. We need a leader who understands team work, a leader who knows how to build teams, a leader that does it without intimidation. A leader that conforms and practices the letter and the law of the Goldwater-Nichols Act.

Conversely, I think we need senior military leaders who understand the principles of war and apply them ruthlessly, and when the time comes, they need to call it like it is.

M. O’BRIEN: So, you’re suggesting a wholesale house cleaning?

BATISTE: I didn’t say wholesale. I said new leadership in the Pentagon, a fresh start. You know, it speaks volumes that guys like me are speaking out from retirement about the leadership climate in the Department of Defense.

M. O’BRIEN: What is going on that is — what is it about that climate that is leading to difficulties, leading to trouble, leading to — as you put it — perhaps unnecessary bloodshed?

BATISTE: I didn’t say unnecessary bloodshed. But when decisions are made without taking into account sound military recommendations, sound military decision making, sound planning, then we’re bound to make mistakes. When we violate the principles of war with mass and unity of command and unity of effort, we do that at our own peril.

M. O’BRIEN: So the secretary should step down?

BATISTE: In my opinion, yes. </blockquote

Here is my call for resignation and my “arteestic interpretation” of Rummy’s presser yesterday with a little help from some goodfellas……….

Don “the Bada Bing Bully” Rumsfeld:

(less than 3 minutes)

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