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'Economist' Urges Rumsfeld Resignation

Many news editorials are calling on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign over hard evidence that American soldiers have been mistreating Iraqi prisoners. Host Scott Simon talks to Bill Emmott, editor of The Economist, the British weekly, about accountability, and why he believes the Rumsfeld should step down.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.