President Bush has just announced that Rumsfeld is leaving. I suppose I understand the strategy, removing a lightening rod and hoping to defuse some of the more time wasting activities that the Dem Congress would immediately undertake.
I predict that if the Senate goes Dem they will not confirm Gates in their zeal to keep Rummy where they can get at him. (Wrong again!) The Dems don't want to win the war, they want to bury Bush.
I have been embarrassed by W a few times. A few minutes ago he was forced to admit he lied to reporters in his office last week. A very poor performance indeed.