It wasn’t quite enough that the editorials of all the major US military newspapers were calling for him to resign or be fired.
And heaven forfend that international public opinion (including that of Rummy’s German relatives) should make any difference.
No, since Dubya was The Decider, and The Decider had decided that Rummy was doin’ a heckuva job, Rummy wasn’t going anywhere…
…until a little, tiny straw came along and broke his back.
It’s called PUBLIC OPINION, and it is the backbone of DEMOCRACY.