Thursday, January 20, 2005

Rumsfeld to be Replaced?

Separate stories, in Europe and the Middle East, claim that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will resign early in the Bush second term as soon as a replacement is found. No reports yet in the American mainstream media.

From the Timesonline:
All reports suggest Mr Rumsfeld is on his way out.
From the Debkafile:
Much as he may praise Donald Rumsfeld for his “excellent job”, the secretary is believed by DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s Washington sources to be on his way out.
Probably unrelated, but maybe an indication that the change, if it comes, will be soon (Yahoonews):
MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will not attend the international security conference being held here next month, the organiser of the event told a newspaper.