August 31 2006, 7:18 PM
U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar has joined the ranks of those calling for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. In a letter to President Bush yesterday, the Colorado Democrat said Rumsfeld "has engaged in a long history of misjudgment and incompetence in the Iraq conflict." Salazar listed what he views as Rumsfeld's specifics acts of malfeasance:
- Estimating in 2003 that the war would cost less that $50 billion when it is anticipated to exceed $500 billion.
- Stating at the beginning of the war that the conflict would last six months or less when it has lasted more than three years.