Hate to disagree but after what he did with the BRAC -- was part of three bases that disagreed with his decision and we won. They used flawed data to get them closed. He has been bad for Air Force Materiel Command and the AF and his decision to embed reporters is costing us right now in Iraq and has cost us.
I heard two people who just got back from Iraq last night and others who are blaming the media that Rumsfeld has refused to take out of the units for a lot of their problems in Iraq. Every step they take is detailed by a reporter with a mic shoved in their face and pictures streamed back to the US with spin.
As a loyal member of the AF community knowing what he has done to the AF in recent years, it was time for him to go and you will hear cheers throughout the AF as this gets out.
I would imagine I speak for the Navy air wings as well since he has also been after them.
Too many reporters on the field of battle with pictures streamed into our living rooms has cost us in Iraq and he is the one responsible.