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The bloom came off Donald Rumsfeld's rose with the failure of his plan for post-war Iraq and his involvement in torture guidelines. Moreover, Rumsfeld -- a skilled bureaucratic infighter -- has made many enemies and is said not to be popular with military leaders. He's said to be cold, arrogant and vindictive. I've read that he often insults people during his first meeting with them.
So the Bush team decided that the "old Rumsfeld" should become the "new Rumsfeld." The "new Rumsfeld" is supposed to be warm and fuzzy, but he's proved he just can't play that role. With the Academy Awards on Sunday, Weez wonders aloud if he's up for an Oscar, but then decides that Rumsfeld is not much of an actor as his performance as the "new Rumsfeld" hasn't been very good.
Copyright 2005 by Charles Pugsley Fincher