Errors in judgment, she said. Happy talk, she said. Strategic blunders, she said. Incompetence in executing policy, she said. Presiding over a failed policy, she said.

What happened in Benghazi meets every one of the Clinton standards for Rumsfeld’s resignation. What has been happening with assaults on American embassies around the world meets every one of the Clinton standards for Rumsfeld’s resignation. Now, those same standards should demand her own leave-taking. Not in January. Now.

Biden didn’t even wait until 2006. In 2004, as the revelations of abuse of Iraqi detainees at the American-run Abu Ghraib prison exploded in the media, Biden went on CBS’s Face the Nation to demand Rumsfeld’s resignation, saying that Rumsfeld needed to resign because Abu Ghraib, an operation that was the responsibility of the Pentagon, “….has jeopardized our troops. It’s jeopardized our mission.”