"Rumsfeld Resigns: Leaves after major Republican defeat"
"Washington - Donald Rumsfeld, the embattled U.S. defence secretary who had become the lightning rod for opposition to the Iraq war, stepped down today, one day after Democrats dealt Republicans deep setbacks in mid-term congressional elections. U.S. President George W. Bush made the announcement this afternoon, saying he would turn to former CIA Director Robert Gates as a replacement for Rumsfeld. Bush agreed that he heard voters saying yesterday that they wanted American troops home from Iraq, but he didn't believe he heard them say they wanted them home so Iraq could be left as a hotbed for Al Qaeda. Calls for Rumsfeld's ouster had been steady for a year, especially from ex-military types."
--Toronto Star P.M., Wednesday November 8, 2006
Discuss. Mostly about how "stepping down" is likely a euphenism for "was fired".
(Love the Star. So much good info that it's been mentioned in Maclean's more times than any other paper in recent days.)