Monday, December 13, 2004

McCain: reverting to form

There he goes again.
PHOENIX - U.S. Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) said Monday that he has "no confidence" in Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, citing Rumsfeld's handling of the war in Iraq (news - web sites) and the failure to send more troops.

When the Abu Ghraib scandal broke, I expressed the view that Rumsfeld should go. I have never expressed an opinion on troop levels because I don't feel qualified to do so, but I have always suspected that McCain is right.

It is too bad that with all of the new Cabinet members, there won't be one at the Defense Department.