Does anyone else think that Donald Rumsfeld is starting to sound like the former propaganda minister (or whatever he was officially minster of) of Iraq, who during the brief war, kept spouting off about how Iraq was winning and crushing the US, etc? Just these blatant, pathetic lies in the facing of menacing, inevitable truth?

Here’s my prediction: Dubya’s handler’s sense this about Rummy, and know that he’ll be a negative in the upcoming election. Thus, in the aftermath of the forthcoming inquiry, (or perhaps early on, as that’s not likely to be resolved before this November, particularly if it really is being modeled after The Warren Commission), Rumsfeld will be the fallguy, and that will help distance Dubya from the intelligence cock-up, and he can still be the good guy.