“I have no plans to retire,” Rumsfeld said on Capitol Hill after meeting with several members of Congress to discuss the situation in Iraq.
The secretary’s comments came amid rumors and a news report that assert Rumsfeld would soon depart the Pentagon. “Those reports have been flying around since about four months after I assumed my post in 2001,” he said.
Calls for the resignation or firing of Rumsfeld seemed to be loudest around the time of the questions about armored vehicles put to him by Spc. Thomas Wilson. You know. The “You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have.” incident.
Guess when that happened, by the way. It was one year ago today. December 8, 2004.