U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss

Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's job competency is coming under fire and now a Georgia United States senator is speaking out, sharing his view on whether there's a need to change leadership in the Pentagon.

As word spreads regarding Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's insensitivity to U.S. troops, state leaders begin questioning his job performance as a whole. The issue at hand is Rumsfeld told troops in Kuwait recently that you go to war with the army you have, not the one you want.

Then news spread Sunday that Rumsfeld has never personally signed letters to the families of deceased soldiers.

"This is another area the secretary is being insensitive. I don't think it goes to his leadership," said U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

While the Georgia senator seemed to be the only defender of Rumsfeld on Face the Nation Sunday, he did agree the secretary should take responsibility.

"I think it was a bad decision. I call every family of a deceased soldier in Georgia," added Chambliss.

Georgia is a state with a large military presence, and the senator unfortunately has to make many phone calls, but it's a job he doesn't mind doing. After all, Georgia is home. The Moultrie man prides himself on his southern roots, his agricultural background and a positive look at the new year as he continues his first term as senator.

"We have Republican control in the House, Senate and governor's office for the first time since reconstruction,” said Chambliss, “and that control he believes will launch Georgia on a path of greatness in the years to come.”

Sen. Chambliss says another New Year's goal is to continue to work hard and make sure Georgia farmers get a return on their investment each year.


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