Once upon a time, rumour had it that Secretary of Advanced Senility and Hallucinatory Epiphanies Donald Rumsfeld was going to resign, as soon as the bullets in Iraq stopped flying long enough for him to exit gracefully:
White House officials are telling associates they expect Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to quit early next year, once a new government is formed in Iraq, sources said yesterday...
Bush has told friends that Rumsfeld is a political liability, but the President has a history of sticking with his personnel baggage until an opportune moment.
Well, that could be a bit tricky:
Deadly attacks hit Iraqi, US forces
Iraq has returned to its violent ways after a brief lull during a fairly peaceful poll - secured partly by an informal ceasefire by Sunni Arab fighters hoping for representation in parliament.
Yes, this is the "MBA administration," isn't it? In which someone is just too unspeakably incompetent and clinically insane to fire until the right moment comes along.