Rumsfeld Says He Offered to Resign Over Abu Ghraib
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Thursday he twice offered his resignation to President Bush over the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, but both times was asked to stay in the job. I submitted my resignation to President Bush twice during that period and told him that ... I felt that he ought to make the decision as to whether or not I stayed on. And he made that decision and said he did want me to stay on," Rumsfeld said. He was speaking in an interview with CNN's "Larry King Live" program and a transcript was released in advance of its broadcast on Thursday evening.
I think it's more Bush's policy not to admit an error, than to actually want him to stay on. Do you think Bill O'Reilly will be mad because he didn't get that out of Rummy? Here's the video interview with O'Reilly if you missed it. here