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Rumsfeld Resigns

From the NYTimes:

"President Bush was expected to announce Rumsfeld's departure and Gates' nomination at an afternoon news conference. Administration officials notified congressional officials in advance."

"Last week, as he campaigned to save the Republican majority, Bush declared that Rumsfeld would remain at the Pentagon through the end of his term."

"Rumsfeld, 74, was in his second tour of duty as defense chief. He first held the job a generation ago, when he was appointed by President Ford."

Rumsfeld Resigns as Defense Secretary After Big Election Gains for Democrats - New York Times

Posted by Coffeerooms November 08, 2006 Permalink