The Rumsfeld Debate

There are articles all over the ‘net this week about a group of retired generals being unhappy with Rumsfeld’s decisions regarding Iraq.

The New York Times has a great article that includes a number of opinions from younger officers on the matter:

Young Officers Join the Debate Over Rumsfeld
WASHINGTON, April 22 — The revolt by retired generals who publicly criticized Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has opened an extraordinary debate among younger officers, in military academies, in the armed services’ staff colleges and even in command posts and mess halls in Iraq.

Reuters offers the following article:

Former President Ford defends Rumsfeld
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Gerald Ford on Friday came to the aid of his former Pentagon chief, saying in a letter released on Friday he was “extremely troubled” by a handful of retired generals demanding Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation.