Quote of the day

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 04:30 PM

But there was yet another page to the presidential script that wasn't presented, and should have been. On that one, the president would have seized the opportunity to announce key changes in his leadership team. He would have praised Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to the skies and then announced Rumsfeld's resignation, to allow new thinking and new energy to address America's troubled involvement in post-war Iraq.

He would have conceded that, in contrast to the things that have gone well in America's post-9/11 response, American military strategy in Iraq has been a muddled mess.

Editorial in Rochester, NY Democrat & Chronicle