What does it all mean?
Speaking to reporters, and referring to the debate over the war in Iraq, Gates said he had wanted to renominate Marine Gen. Peter Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff but then concluded doing so would create “a confirmation process that would not be in the best interest of the country.”
Because we wouldn’t want to talk about what went wrong or anything.
UPDATE: An operative writes:
they couldn’t keep peter pace for hte same reason they can’t fire al gonzalez.
will the lame duck months of the bush administration be marked mostly by an increasingly desperate effort to keep people from resigning so they don’t have to deal with getting their replacements confirmed?