A week prior to the congressional elections, President Bush told the American people that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was here to stay. The president was going to remain unyielding in his support of Mr. Rumsfeld. He was going to project "a pillar of strength" to the voters.
A mere day after the election, President Bush dumped the defense secretary.
This turnabout is eerily reminiscent of Daddy Bush's "read my lips, no new taxes" statement. I guess the Bush family will say anything to win an election but will readily change course as soon as it becomes politically expedient.
Thank God for the elections and the wisdom of the American people. We finally got this "stay the course" president to begin to turn away from a miserably failed war policy that has wasted our treasury and wasted our military.
Ron Kryngel, Fresno