Bye Bye Rummie!
Daily Kos has an excellent post about the send off of Rumsfeld. The White House certainly did a grand show, considering the fact that Rummie was fired. FIRED! by the people of the United States.
Cheney remarked that Rummie was "“finest Secretary of Defense this nation has ever had.” You can see it at Think Progress. But it gets better, this governmental comedy. The President chimed in with saying that Rumsfeld "knows how to lead and he did and the country is better off for it."
We all know what Cheney pushed for and the reason that "Don" was hired. The two of them have quite a history.
Cheney's ideal of presidential power is the level of power the office briefly achieved in the late 1960s, the era of what historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. called the "imperial presidency."It almost worked too, until the people finally woke up from their stupor of being afraid. Fear that was instilled by our very own government.