It seems appropriate that President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld and Generals Myers and Franks should be left to the judgment of history. They are still quite pleased with themselves and seem to be sure that they took action over the last however many years that it has been that has been in the public interest.
That is certainly debatable and my position has been clear.
Nevertheless, I think that criticism of these men, and in this case Rumsfeld should be civil and restricted to their policy and operational decisions.
The question of whether or nor Rumsfeld should be SECDEF is something for the president to decide since he, Cheney and Rumsfeld will be thought of as a "triumvirate" for all time.
I regret my earlier comparison of Rumsfeld to George Marshall. The two men are so dissimilar that the comparison is inapt.