After the president had returned to the White House, he eventually convened a meeting in the Situation Room to discuss the government's response. Bush barked, "Rumsfeld, what the hell is going on there? Are you watching what's on television? Is that the United States of America or some Third World nation I'm watching? What the hell are you doing?"That was the time to fire Rummy, if not earlier.
(From a Wash Monthly post on what appears to be a bitchin' GQ article by Robert Draper on just how bad a SecDef Rumsfeld was.)