The Moose observes that, in the Bush Administration, accountability only applies to low income welfare mothers and certainly not to high-ranking Pentagon officials.
How else to explain Donald Rumsfeld's survival amidst the mass cabinet purge? Iraq continues to spiral out of control and the legacy of Abu Ghraib stains America's image, but Rumsfeld is held harmless. Rumsfeld's arrogant refusal to heed warnings about the need for more troops in Iraq and his aversion to nation building has resulted in America paying a heavy price in blood and treasure.
Yet, it is Powell who has evidently been shown the door - so much for the culture of responsibility. Leave no incompetent Secretary of Defense behind.