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Gen. Zinni Calls on Rumsfeld to Resign

The former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East called on the secretary of defense and other Bush officials to resign for making a “series of disastrous mistakes” in Iraq. (video)


Think Progress:

This morning on “Meet the Press,” Gen. Anthony Zinni, former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, called on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other Bush officials to resign for making a “series of disastrous mistakes” in Iraq. Watch it:

Transcript:

ZINNI: There’s a series of disastrous mistakes. We just heard the secretary of state say these were tactical mistakes. These were not tactical mistakes. These were strategic mistakes, mistakes of policies made back here. Don’t blame the troops. They’ve been magnificent. If anything saves us, it will be them.

RUSSERT: Should someone resign?

ZINNI: Absolutely.

RUSSERT: Who?

ZINNI: Secretary of defense to begin with.

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