The president has announced that it would be "best" for Donald Rumsfeld to remain as Secretary of Defense. The impression I get from the quote is that it is best in the personal sense for him to remain in the job he's done so badly. Perhaps I misunderstood. We all know how well the president uses the English language. In any case, I guess I was under the very mistaken impression that appointees to positions at Rumsfeld's level do what's best for the country not for themselves. I do understand that this attitude is so "last century."
I'm sure there are more than a few members of our armed forces who believe that what's best for them is to be out of Iraq and back with their families.
Too bad their isn't a mood entry for extremely cynical.