The Military Times group of newspapers (Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Marine Corps Times) is generally a fairly conservative voice. Coming from that corner, a frank demand that the Secretary of Defense be fired has to count as man-bites-dog:
Rumsfeld has lost credibility with the uniformed leadership, with the troops, with Congress and with the public at large. His strategy has failed, and his ability to lead is compromised. And although the blame for our failures in Iraq rests with the secretary, it will be the troops who bear its brunt.
This is not about the midterm elections. Regardless of which party wins Nov. 7, the time has come, Mr. President, to face the hard bruising truth:
Donald Rumsfeld must go.
Hat tip: Daily Kos