Yesterday afternoon the Commonwealth Club phoned to tell me that next Wednesday’s scheduled address by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld had been canceled. The speech had just been added to the calendar, so the change was sudden.
I figured that government officials have flexible schedules, and didn’t think much about it.
redozdachs heard about the change and came up with a great idea. Maybe Rumsfeld is going to follow Andy Card out of Washington.
Rumsfeld has arrogantly and badly misjudged the Iraq war. He continues to give no public sign of understanding ground-level truth. He’s an architect of a dangerous and unsuccessful policy, a promoter of torture, and a determined destroyer of national purpose and morality.
I’ll take the cancellation of Rumsfeld’s speech as a hopeful sign. Maybe he will resign “for personal reasons” in the next week or so.
Okay. Probably he just had a dentist appointment in DC that he forgot about and had to cancel the talk at the Commonwealth Club for that reason. But, it costs nothing to hope, and the fantasy of a government without this immoral man is very pleasant.