Oy. Trent Lott is calling for Rummy's head…
If I were Rummy, I’d be typing up that draft resignation soon. The following statements are “Capitol Hill-speak” for GET OUT. (Mississippi Sun Herald):
“I’m not a fan of Secretary Rumsfeld,” Lott, R-Mississippi, told the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning. “I don’t think he listens enough to his uniformed officers.”
Rumsfeld has been criticized since a soldier asked him last week why the combat vehicles used in the war in Iraq don’t have the proper armor. Both Rumsfeld and President Bush have said more vehicle armor will be shipped to Iraq.
Lott said the United States needs more troops to help with the war. The country also needs a plan to leave Iraq once elections are over at the end of January.
Lott doesn’t think Rumsfeld is necessarily the person to carry out that plan.
“I would like to see a change in that slot in the next year or so,” Lott said. “I’m not calling for his resignation, but I think we do need a change at some point.”