Here’s a farewell Christmas song for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on his last day in the job — his “final throes,” as the Washington Post blogger puts it. Most think the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be Rumsfeld’s legacy, though his efforts to transform the military for a post-Cold War mission were noble. Columnist Cal Thomas predicted on our pages this week that Rumsfeld’s “principled stand” against the enemy “will be proved right.”
Meanwhile, Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, the Army’s chief of staff, warned Thursday that the Army’s 507,000 active-duty soldiers “will break” under the stress of rotations and needs to expand by 7,000 or more soldiers a year.
Get to work, Secretary Gates.
As for Rumsfeld’s future: The best idea I’ve heard is “Dancing With the Stars.”
Posted by Rhonda Holman
Registered?Commenting on WE Blog now requires you to be a Kansas.com member. Use the links above to register, if you haven't already, or to log in.
Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter: @WE_Tweet.