Generally through with Rumsfeld

According to Faiz Shakir, "CNN is reporting that a fifth retired general is calling for Rumsfeld’s resignation.


"I really believe that we need a new secretary of defense because Secretary Rumsfeld carries way too much baggage with him. … Specifically, I feel he has micromanaged the generals who are leading our forces there," said retired Maj. Gen. Charles Swannack, former commander of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Shakir writes:

Actually, this may be the sixth general. Generals Newbold, Eaton, Zinni, and Batiste have gained prominent attention in calling for Rumsfeld’s resignation. But another less-noticed general, Ret. Army Gen. John Riggs, told the Washington Post recently:
[Riggs] believes that his peer group is "a pretty closemouthed bunch" but that, even so, his sense is "everyone pretty much thinks Rumsfeld and the bunch around him should be cleared out."
(ThinkProgress)

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