Friday, April 14, 2006


Generals clamor for Rumsfeld’s ouster

`Two more retired U.S. generals called for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign on Thursday, claiming the chief architect of the Iraq operation ignored years of Pentagon planning for a U.S. occupation and should be held accountable for the chaos there.

As the high-ranking officers accused Rumsfeld of arrogance and ignoring his field commanders, the White House was forced to defend a man who has been a lightning rod for criticism over a war that has helped drive President George W. Bush’s public approval ratings to new lows.

Six retired generals have now called for Rumsfeld to step down, including two who spoke out on Thursday.’

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