In this photo provided by ABC News, Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers, appears for an interview with George Stephanopolous on ABC's This Week,Sunday, April 16, 2006 in Washington. Myers, the Air Force general who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs from 2001 until last fall, also dismissed criticism that military leaders failed to stand up to Rumsfeld and President Bush when they disagreed with those civilian officials. (AP Photo/ABC News, Linda Spillers)
Sen. Christopher Dodd (news, bio, voting record), D-Conn., told "Fox News Sunday" that criticism from retired generals "is a very, very important event."
"We ought to pay a lot of attention," Dodd said. "And the president would be very wise, in my view, asking him to step aside."
Hey, Dodd! and the rest of you maroons.. STFU!!!
Secretary Rumsfeld was confirmed by the US Senate and now serves at the pleasure of the President. These retired Generals and political panderers should butt out.
The only platform the Dems have is to criticize anything and everything they can about the Bush Administration and the war in Iraq. And now they have six retired Generals and the MSM supporting that platform. It's pathetic.
The most efficient war ever fought that included taking over a country and some back seat drivers think they could have done better.
Let's see, six retired clintoon appointees complain about SecDef.
There are 9,000 (more or less) retired generals. So, six divided by 9000 times 100 (to get percent) is 0.06777..., call it 0.07 percent.
So who in the United States panders to 0.07 percent of the population? Why the Bush bashing liberal press of course.
General Abizaid said he's optimistic about Iraq, noting, "If we stay the course, things will turn out well."
General George Casey Jr In the end, Iraq will succeed. Its success will help transform the wider Middle East and give even greater meaning to Iraqi Freedom Day.
Lieutenant General Martin Dempsey we've had some great successes with Iraqi Ministry of Defense
Lieutenant General John Vines The solution to the situation in Iraq is not more U.S. troops, but more highly developed capability of Iraqi security forces
Major General Thomas Turner II The high voter turnout is a clear indicator that the citizens of Iraq not only have a strong desire for democracy, but they also have an increased sense of security, security that during the latest election was provided entirely by Iraqi security forces.
Major General Stephen T. Johnson USMC In the coming year in Al Anbar province, I think you're going to see continued progress in four key areas.
Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead we are seeing huge success
"Some have suggested that intimidation by Rumsfeld kept military leaders quiet..."
Can ANYONE believe this?! Generals being INTIMIDATED!
They don't deserve to be Generals if they are INTIMIDATED!
What a bunch of BS!
And the LEFTIES are buying it without checking the price tag!
I went to the DefenseLink site and sent email via A Question in support of Secretary Rumsfeld.
He deserves better. It is said you can tell something about a person by his enemies. Rumsfeld bares his chest and they look to his back!