The Corner

Re: Rummy

Rich’s post allows me to chime in — late — on the recent bout of pro-Rummy statements around here. Just for the record, while I’m not a rabid Rummy hater by any stretch, I’m much more in the Mac Owens/Kristol camp when it comes to Rumsfeld. Maybe history will be much kinder to him than some suspect today and if he stepped down after the Fall of Baghdad he would probably be remembered as a super Sec Def, but the effort to streamline and modernize the military, it seems to me, should have waited until after the benefits of having an enormous army were reaped in Iraq.