Rumseld to stay as Sec Def

According to AP, the President has asked Donald Rumsfeld to remain in place at the D.O.D. The President, we are told. Believes that Rumsfeld is "the right person at this moment in our history in fighting the war on terror to lead our armed forces."

He is. He came into the post forward-thinking, and his efforts to streamline the military and remodel it to meet 21st Century challenges are important, and he's the man to finish the job. As the distractions the media inflates dwindle, he will probably end up being "kewl" and "hip" again, also, but this is peripheral if that.



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