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Bush: Rumsfeld Doing 'Fine' Job


President Bush has again defended Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld from critics who are calling for his resignation.

Mr. Bush said at the White House Tuesday, that Rumsfeld is doing a "fine" job.

Several retired generals have recently called for Rumsfeld's resignation, faulting his leadership and accusing him of making a series of major errors in the Iraq war.

On Friday, President Bush said in a statement that Rumsfeld's energetic and steady leadership is what the country needs at this critical period.

In a radio interview Monday, Rumsfeld dismissed the generals' criticism. He also said he was pleased that two retired generals have come to his defense - former Army General Tommy Franks, who executed the 2003 Iraq invasion, and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers.

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