Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld stepped down as defense secretary on Wednesday, one day after midterm elections in which opposition to the war in Iraq contributed to heavy Republican losses.
The man replacing him, Robert Gates, was a former CIA director and is the current president of Texas A&M University.
You know, just spit-ballin' here, wouldn't the smart thing to do would've been to do this, I don't know, before the election? Seeing as Rumsfeld was so unpopular and all that. Just sayin'.