From The Heretik on Rumsfeld's rapid resignation:
Rumsfeld, The Don of Deception, must be joking. Or he has the latest case of DC Alzheimers Disease:
“Clearly the worst day was Abu Ghraib and seeing what went on there and feeling so deeply sorry that that happened,” Rumsfeld said of the abuse of Iraqi detainees by U.S. troops uncovered in early 2004. He said the news “stunned him,” calling the mistreatment of Iraqi detainees “egregious wrongdoing.”Rumsfeld had something to do with that smudge on the image of America. Nine detainees are suing Rumsfeld for his leading part in their torture. Justice Department lawyers say the courts have no business “interfering with core military functions.” How much immunity does the White House need? Rumsfeld may be leaving office, but the shadow of what he did remains. He stopped in Iraq for the fifteenth time on Saturday on the way out. The victory farewell tour will leave some contemplating Rumsfeld’s end while others will continue to press on about the means by which he did his dirty job.