Like the technocrat he is, according to this report on Yahoo! News, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld appears to blame processes, bureaucratic and technical problems like 8-hour days, satellite TV, and the internet rather than objective factors such as mixed American messages, bad American strategy, conflicting American aims, "contracting out" to 2nd rate political cronies (e.g., the Lincoln Group in Iraq); failure to convince the American people; use of the war for partisan purposes rather than national unity, and so on.
The fact is that the US government does not have a consistent message, cannot name or describe the enemy, and that even the Secretary of Defense was asking for "metrics" on what victory would look like. Not to mention the obvious horrors of American torture chambers, secret prisons and inability or unwillingness to defeat the enemy decisively in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Cheney's hunting accident--which has made him and American "leadership" in general appear as blundering laughingstocks--doesn't help either.
Rumsfeld's whining is simply embarrassing. The SecDef needs to realize right now that the fault is not in the internet, work schedules, or satellites, Dear Horatio. The fault is in himself. Rumsfeld's immediate resignation might actually help make American victory possible. He has become an obstacle to victory.
After all, although General McLellan couldn't figure out how to win the Civil War despite years of inconclusive skirmishing, Generals Grant and Sherman could--and did.