In a "leaked" classified memo, written two days before his "retirement," outgoing Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, apart from acknowledging that this administration's strategy, in Iraq, needs "a major adjustment" suggested the White House "recast" how they talk about the military operation. Rest assured that when Rumsfeld tells the president to "go minimalist," he isn't talking about troop deployment, or proposed funding for defense; instead, he's referring specifically to "how we talk about them ( U.S. military objectives)." (NYT) That said, he may well be talking about staff reduction in light of how many have tendered their resignations since the president first occupied the Oval Office back in 2000, the latest casualty being John Bolton, a victim of what the president terms "stubborn obstructionism," but what was once called healthy dissent.
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