Confirmation Hearings for Rumsfeld Replacement Start Tomorrow (Tuesday)

Ugh... Bush family loyalist Robert Gates' confirmation hearings begin tomorrow to "push him through" as the replacement for "dismissed" (or "resigned") Department of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. If you wonder why Bush wants him in, this line (besides the "Bush family loyalist" label) should make it clear:

In written testimony to the committee, Gates said he supported President Bush's decision to invade Iraq in March 2003 and indicated that he would oppose a quick exit for U-S troops.
In other words, Gates - just like Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld and Rice and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and NSA's Stephen Hadley, et al - sees no mistakes as having been made and - regardless of how many more billions in taxpayer money spent without accountability and how many more U.S. and coalition forces, along with journalists and perhaps more than a million Iraqs die.

Must be nice to feel that confident in the face of all evidence to the contrary.