Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rummy Feels the Heat

Rumsfeld quitting as U.S. defence secretary: report - 8 Nov 2006 at 12:58pm - U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down after Democrats made major gains in mid-term elections, Republican officials told the Associated Press on Wednesday. President George W. Bush had said he would keep Rumsfeld, who has overseen the execution of the U.S.-led campaign in Iraq, for the next two years.
Bush flip-flopping on Rummy?

Ex-CIA staffer: Iraq posed no threat to U.S. - 11-2-2006 - ONEONTA _ A former CIA employee and Army veteran asked his audience to ponder a math question Wednesday night. "How many Oneontas would there be to make up 650,000 Iraqi civilians?" Ray McGovern asked the audience at a lecture at Hartwick College, referring to a recent report estimating the civilian death toll in the U.S.-led war. "This is not an academic exercise. This is real life, folks."

AP: Hastert won't seek House leader post - 8 Nov 2006 at 2:42pm - WASHINGTON -- Triggering a post-election shake-up, Dennis Hastert announced Wednesday he will not run for leader of House Republicans when Democrats take control in January.

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