BBC NEWS | Americas | Editorial opens fire on Rumsfeld: "In responses to the Vanity Fair article, several of those interviewed said they felt their comments were taken out of context - and had not expected them to be published until after the elections. "
Concerns over published comments taken out of context are legitimate. But the issue of the publication of the comments before the election is nothing more than another glaring example of party and ideological loyalty taking precedence over what's best for the country. And don't think for a moment that I'm so naive as to think that those on the Right are the only offenders.
An open, rational discussion about the difference between ideological loyalty and patriotism is long overdue.