Former Military official Agrees time for Rumsfeld to go by Mitch E. Perry

04/19/06

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 “ 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. “

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 Information….WMNF spoke with him today…We asked why he thinks the U.S. situation in Iraq might improve if Rumsfeld is removed (roll tape#1 o.q.�the things that they are doing�)

That’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

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