The blogs are saturated with calls for Rumsfelds resignation, as well as articles breathlessly asking: when?
I got news for you, folks. Rummy isn't a "contributer" to the administration that Bush can let go of. Rumsfeld, along with Cheney (and to a slightly lesser degree Rove) is the administration.
I'm not trying to defend Bush -- far from it. Bush in all aspects appears an idiot. There's good reason for that conclusion: all evidence supports it.
Rumsfeld and Cheney are "The President". Bush is the confidence man that presents the face. And I mean "confidence man" in every aspect of the word. With him we have entrusted the pride and integrity of our nation; he has absconded it.
It is more likely that Bush will be evicted and replaced than either Cheney or Rumsfeld.
Get used to it.
Update: Looks like I'm not the only one thinking this.