Donald Ducks Out


CNN is reporting that Donald Rumsfeld has resigned as Secretary of Defense. More as it comes in.

UPDATE: Here's the story.

President Bush said Wednesday Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is stepping down and former CIA Director Robert Gates will take over at the Pentagon and in prosecuting the war in Iraq.

Rumsfeld, architect of an unpopular war in Iraq, intends to resign after six stormy years at the Pentagon, Republican officials said.

UPDATE: Bad timing award on the day goes to this Reuters story, sent out at 10:50 a.m.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the face of U.S. war policy and a lightning rod for critics worldwide, will not be forced out just because he faces a tougher time from resurgent Democrats.