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Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Decider

Posted By on Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 7:22 PM

Loyalty is a one-way street for Bush, Robert Novak writes in a column suggesting deep fissures in the Republic Party and castigating Bush for firing Donald Rumsfeld.

The treatment of his war minister connotes something deeply wrong with George W. Bush's presidency in its sixth year. Apart from Rumsfeld's failures in personal relations, he never has been anything short of loyal in executing the president's wishes. But loyalty appears to be a one-way street for Bush. His shrouded decision to sack Rumsfeld after declaring that he would serve out the second term fits the pattern of a president who is secretive and impersonal.


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