In case you hadn't heard, Bill Gates is the new Secretary of Defense. Oh, wait...different Gates. All I can say is "it's about time." In fact, it's way past time. I don't care how smart he is or how much the President loves him, Donald Rumsfield lost the confidence of the public and the military long ago. You'd have to conclude that the only reason this happened is because the Dems took Congress and Pres. Bush felt that he had to. As a lifelong Republican, I'm not excited about that development, but if that's what it takes to wake people up... Sad.