Rumsfeld must go

The Nation
by Katrina vanden Heuvel

06/25/06

Amid the Generals Revolt against Rumsfeld; union officials representing 200,000 civilian defense workers calling for his resignation; and scores of Democrats as well as a good number of Republicans demanding his ouster … Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's role in a $30 billion Pentagon procurement scandal -- 'The largest defense procurement scandal in recent decades,' according to the Washington Post -- nearly slipped through the cracks. As the Post reports, it seems the Pentagon nearly squandered '$30 billion leasing several hundred new tanker aircraft that its own experts had decided were not needed.' The purchase was stopped in 2004 by a Senate investigation that revealed it was 'viewed inside the Pentagon as a politically tinged bailout for Boeing'...

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