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Hardly a resounding vote of confidence, this support is, at best, left-handed. Republican John Warner said yesterday that a change at the top of the DOD would be too disruptive given the coming Iraqi elections. And Democrat Carl Levin, in effect, said the problems with Rumdfeld's policies were not really Rumsfeld's but Bush's.
"If I thought those policies would change by changing the secretary of defense, I'd be all for it," Levin said on CNN. "But I don't see that that is the ticket to policy changes."