Secretary of Defense Nomination

President Bush spoke to reporters about the resignation of Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and his decision to nominate former CIA Director… read more

President Bush spoke to reporters about the resignation of Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and his decision to nominate former CIA Director Robert Gates to the post. Mr. Gates and Secretary Rumsfeld made brief remarks after the announcement, talking about the U.S. mission in Iraq and combating terrorism. Secretary Rumsfeld spoke of the Iraq War as “little understood,” and referred to Winston Churchill’s sense of wit saying “I have benefited greatly from criticism, and at no time have I suffered a lack thereof.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
195314-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 8, 2006
Last Aired:
Nov 9, 2006

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  • Nov 08, 2006 | 3:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 08, 2006 | 5:28pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 08, 2006 | 8:43pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 09, 2006 | 12:05am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 09, 2006 | 6:24am EST | C-SPAN 1
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