I understand the US Defence Secretary nominee, Robert Gates gave up his job as the president of a Texas University to step into Rumsfeld's shoes. There must have been a large faculty there in stating the bleedin' obvious.
During his Senate nomination hearing he offered the committee these pearls.
The "US was not winning the conflict in Iraq." He added he would do his utmost to "avoid chaos in Iraq. Avoid chaos? Hasn't he been watching the tv news?
Robert "Pearly" Gates.