Saturday, August 26, 2006

Democrats Unite Against Rumsfeld

DEMOCRATS TARGET RUMSFELD to boost election pressure on rivals.

Campaign strategists seek intraparty consensus by focusing on accountability rather than Iraq troop withdrawals. A “no-confidence” vote in Pentagon chief, which Democratic lawmakers might offer on defense spending legislation, could embarrass Bush while appealing to Republicans who defend ousting Saddam but criticize war’s execution.

One House Republican predicts leaders would heed White House urgings to block a vote. But a Republican consultant says some incumbents may embrace idea for distance from war setbacks.

In private comments to top aides, Rumsfeld signals he plans to remain through Bush’s term.


1 comment:

S-Q said...

Rummy needs to resign and he needs to do it now!!