Scapegoat in Chief

The defense secretary has become the symbol of an accident-prone Iraq policy — and even more, of the administration’s refusal to admit or learn from its mistakes. The man who bears ultimate responsibility for Iraq policy isn’t Rumsfeld, of course, but Bush. But the president has just won reelection, and obviously isn’t about to fire himself. So Rummy makes a convenient scapegoat in chief.
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