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Defending the Defense Secretary

By: AP
By: AP

Donald Rumsfeld says he hasn't considered quitting his job as defense secretary, but he serves at the President's pleasure.
Despite calls for his resignation from several retired generals, Rumsfeld says he won't consider stepping down to ease the political pressure on the President and Congressional Republicans.
But at a Pentagon briefing, Rumsfeld also said that he and Bush are both aware that there are "no indispensable men."
Rumsfeld spoke just hours after Bush again expressed support for his man at the Pentagon.
In a Rose Garden ceremony, Bush called himself "the decider" who determines what's best, and added, "What's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense."


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