At least six retired U.S. generals have called for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign. More than a week ago, even Sen. Joe “Stay the Course” Lieberman publicly called for Rumsfeld’s resignation. But not Sen. Rick Santorum.
Speaking Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press," Santorum said:
"I think Secretary Rumsfeld has done a fine job as the defense secretary ..."Never mind the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal. Never mind five years of Rummy’s arrogant, cover-his-ass rhetoric: “You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have.” Never mind the fact that the Pentagon repeatedly underestimated the need for more armored Humvees in Iraq.
Never mind that the Marine Corps gave 10,000 troops body armor that it had been urged to reject due to “life-threatening flaws.” Never mind that Rumsfeld lacks the public's confidence -- as far back as 2004, 52% of Americans supported calls for him to resign. And, of course, never mind the continuing quagmire in Iraq.
Santorum wants us to know he thinks Rummy’s just groovy.