RUMSFELD "YES-MAN" TO BE NEXT
CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
AT PENTAGON - GEN. PETER PACE,
FIRST MARINE TO HOLD THAT JOB -
SOURCES TELL MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM
"PACE A NICE GUY" BUT "WON'T STAND UP TO
RUMMIE ON ANYTHING" - DECORATED COMBAT
VET WILL NOT BUCK BOSS AT ANY TIME -
ASCERBIC DEFENSE SECRETARY TOLERATES
NO DISSENT.


(c) 2005 MilitaryCorruption.com

Late last year we did an article and editorial calling for the arrogant and abrasive Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to step down (see Related Stories, below).

When it became apparent the acerbic and mercurial"Rummie" wouldn't leave on his own, we urged President Bush to "fire" him - for a myriad of good reasons outlined in our article at that time [see "related stories" box}.

Now that May is here and the Iraqi elections of January are fading into memory, WHY is the controversial and contentious defense chief still around? It's time for him to go!

Mississippi Congressman Gene Taylor, a conservative Democrat, sits on the House Armed Services Committee. He is one of the true friends our military has in Congress. And the highly-respected Taylor doesn't mince words when he talks about Rumsfeld.

"He can retire today, and it wouldn't be too late," the longtime lawmaker said.

We agree.

And we think there are more than a few Republican members of Congress who share Taylor's view but don't dare go on record. Maybe we will "list them" in an upcoming article.

At any rate, it's time for a change, and Rummie's considerable ego has been sufficiently stroked since the elections. Why can't he just take a bow and leave? The answer is clear. He is in charge of his departure date, not the "commander-in-chief." The key question is why?

As for Marine Gen. Peter Pace - a man we respect highly for his combat record - we would be remiss not to report to you the many concerns we've received from USMC ranks (up to the rank of full colonel) that this "photogenic" officer is not the one to ever question what his mentor wants.

"We don't need a yes man or a sycophant," said one field-grade at the Pentagon who admittedly does not like the general. "How do we know the Corps will be protected if Pace is there nodding his head all the time to Rumsfeld?"

A good question.

Of course, time will tell if these concerns are well-founded or not. But we have to say, the vast majority of messages we have received (so far) on this issue don't express much confidence that the very able "politician" as well as warrior, Gen. Pace, will be more than just a rubber stamp for his boss.

Related Stories
RUMSFELD’S GOT TO GO!
FAILED “SEC/DEF” EMBARRASSMENT
TO BUSH – LIABILITY TO OUR TROOPS
IN IRAQ – ARROGANCE AND HUBRIS
CLOUD JUDGEMENT – HOW MANY
TIMES MUST THIS MEGALOMANIAC
“SCREW UP” BEFORE HE GETS THE
BOOT? “DUMP HIM” AFTER JANUARY
ELECTIONS – BEFORE HE CAN DO
ANY MORE DAMAGE TO WAR EFFORT