bye, bye, baby, bye-bye

Can someone say “damage control?” According to the BBC News:

President Bush says US Defense Secretary Donald Rumseld intends to resign following the mid-term election results.

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UPDATE: It appears that President Bush has nominated Texas A&M President, Robert Gates to take over. With the (re)election of Daniel Ortega as president of Nicaragua, is this a move towards dealing “with this issue?” (Gates was head of the CIA during the last “issue” with Nicaragua.)