Former Military official Agrees time for Rumsfeld to go by Mitch E. Perry04/19/06
Lawrence Korb on Rumsfeld
A day after President Bush and Donald Rumsfeld both said that the besieged Defense Secretary would not be leaving his post, The NY Daily News reported today that Ã¢â‚¬Å“ In moments of quiet candor, Bush has vented to confidants that much of the advice he got from Rumsfeld about how Iraq would play out after the 2003 invasion was wrong. Ã¢â‚¬Å“
The article written by Thomas DeFrank also reports that some military brass that Bush respects believe Rummy should have been sacked long ago.
Presidential friends say that if after a decent interval Rumsfeld expressed a willingness to retire to his New Mexico ranch and Eastern Shore estate, Bush would smother him in heartfelt accolades, award him another Presidential Medal of Freedom and breathe a titanic sigh of relief. Lawrence Korb served as assistant secretary of defense during the Reagan administration. He's also a Navy and Navy Reserve veteran. He's now at the Center for American Progress, and the Center for Defense InformationÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.WMNF spoke with him todayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦We asked why he thinks the U.S. situation in Iraq might improve if Rumsfeld is removed (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬?the things that they are doingÃ¢â‚¬?)
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, Lawrence Korb, former assistant secretary of defense during the Reagan administration.. He's now at the Center for American Progress, and the Center for Defense Information