Monday, May 10, 2004

The Honorable Thing

From CNN:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush praised embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Monday, saying, “Thank you for your leadership. You are courageously leading our nation in the war against terror.

“You are doing a superb job. You are a strong secretary of defense, and our nation owes you a debt of gratitude.”

Bush delivered his statement at the Pentagon amid the continuing controversy over abuses committed by U.S. troops at Abu Ghraib prison and calls for Rumsfeld’s resignation.

That’s Washington for “There’s a pistol in the top drawer of your desk. You know what to do.”