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Thank you for your service, Donald Rumsfeld
FreeRepublic ^ | November 8, 2006 | NonValueAdded

Posted on 11/08/2006 10:12:13 AM PST by NonValueAdded

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To: lesko
Why, oh why, do libs hate this man?

Maybe because they feel inferior to his intellect.

They should. Wish I had Secretary Rumsfeld's brain power!

Thank you for your service, Mr. Rumsfeld! We'll probably never know how many times you pulled us out of harm's way.
101 posted on 11/08/2006 11:21:43 AM PST by hummingbird (All opinions spoken from my armchair and have no actual bearing on the war.)
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To: John Lenin

"He was the right man at the right time but he got brain freeze smewhere along the line.'

Completely agree. I like and respect Rummy immensely, but this past year has been a virtual stalemate. We need fresh ideas on how to kick butt in this war. I'm sad to see him go, but I think it is for the best.


102 posted on 11/08/2006 11:21:51 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: anymouse

i love this pic (soldiers). Can I use It?


103 posted on 11/08/2006 11:22:35 AM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: NonValueAdded

Get ready for impeachment proceedings on anyone left in the WH.


104 posted on 11/08/2006 11:25:19 AM PST by BurtSB (the price of freedom is eternal vigilance)
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To: NonValueAdded

I have so much respect for him...he will be missed.


105 posted on 11/08/2006 11:26:33 AM PST by Fawn (NEVER GO TO 'APPLIANCE KING' IN BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA--THEY SCAM YOU!!!)
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To: Kirkwood
Bush thought he could ride out the election without handling the new reality on the ground in Iraq. We need to build a few bases in Iraq and pull back to them and let the Iraqis take care of Mookie. The Sunnis better be careful they could be wiped off the map in Iraq.
106 posted on 11/08/2006 11:27:01 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: 7thson
Your sentiments were mine precisely.

The only possible saving grace in this departure [ obviously requested ]: In their smoky back room, they obviously concluded that Pelosi and the Rats primary attack on the WOT...would be to force Rummy into non-stop hearings...hamstringing his effectiveness...and giving the RATs endless public theater, and sound-bites to huff and puff and blow the White House down.

107 posted on 11/08/2006 11:27:17 AM PST by Paul Ross (We cannot be for lawful ordinances and for an alien conspiracy at one and the same moment.-Cicero)
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To: NonValueAdded

Rummy, just like Brownie, you did "a heck of a job!"


108 posted on 11/08/2006 11:37:43 AM PST by meandog (While Bush will never fill them, Clinton isn't fit to even lick the soles of Reagan's shoes!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Mr. Rumsfeld - thank you for your unselfish years of service to our country. Your masterful handling of the SecDef press conferences made it worth my while to watch. The history books will ultimately reflect your efforts to transform our fighting forces into the 21st century military we needed at this time.


109 posted on 11/08/2006 11:38:35 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NonValueAdded

Mr. Rumsfeld, you are the only MAN in power in the US that I truly admire. Your departure is saddening.


110 posted on 11/08/2006 11:41:48 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe (What's E85?????)
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To: NonValueAdded

Please pull this thread.


111 posted on 11/08/2006 11:44:36 AM PST by RoadTest ( He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. -Rev. 3:6)
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To: SevenofNine

I won't even say what I'm thinking -- beyond that I'm not happy about this AT ALL.


112 posted on 11/08/2006 11:49:22 AM PST by StarCMC ("So what was the price to betray us - Judas?" - SGT Mark Russak to Traitor Murtha)
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To: Bubbette

Me too -- Rummy rocks. He will be GREATLY missed.


113 posted on 11/08/2006 11:50:26 AM PST by StarCMC ("So what was the price to betray us - Judas?" - SGT Mark Russak to Traitor Murtha)
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To: John Lenin

"We need to build a few bases in Iraq and pull back to them and let the Iraqis take care of Mookie."

Pretty much my feelings as well. Maintain a presence in country, but outside of the major populations areas to discourage Syria and Iran. Then let the Iraqis sort out their internal security problems.
I would also like to see the Iraqis pushed hard by the US toward developing 3 separate states under a central federal United Iraq government. One for the Kurds, one for Sunnis and one for the Shiites with Baghdad being a separate federal district. Each state can develop their own social laws respective to their cultural and religious beliefs. They can even have their own militias. There would be issues as to border placement for each state, but as long as the national wealth is federally owned and managed, the problems of who gets what in terms of national resources is unchanged and maybe even improved. It then becomes more a matter of defining states by traditional territories that are already in place. By each major group having their own constituionally defined homeland, it takes off a lot of internal pressure among the factions.


114 posted on 11/08/2006 11:56:53 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: NonValueAdded

Thanks Rummy, I for one will miss you.


115 posted on 11/08/2006 11:56:54 AM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: NonValueAdded
Amen, thank you Mr. Rumsfeld. Your leaving is not your fault, it is the fault of your boss, for his failures of leadership in the war and failure to defend himself adequately from relentless attacks. You were good at responding, but you were alone.

Bush 43 shared Bush 41's congenital inability to argue persuasively with bitter opponents, to respond quickly to lies and media pressure. You are the victim.

116 posted on 11/08/2006 12:03:27 PM PST by Defiant (The shame of Spain has stained the fruited plain.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Here Here! I second that sentiment! Too bad the scum MSM vilified him so drmatically- He was one tough fella that deserved more credit than the MSM gave him!

Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...

117 posted on 11/08/2006 12:05:03 PM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: Kirkwood; John Lenin

Folks, if you want to engage in substantive debate on teh SecDef or the WOT, kindly use one of the many threads announcing Mr. Rumsfeld's resignation. Ping me to your post there and I'll engage you in further discussion. But not on our thank you card, please.


118 posted on 11/08/2006 12:09:17 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: Psalm 73

We'll always have a history. The question is, will America then be just a memory?


119 posted on 11/08/2006 12:10:35 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: RobinWWJD

Ditto.


120 posted on 11/08/2006 12:14:19 PM PST by victim soul
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To: NonValueAdded
Sincere thanks, Secretary Rumsfeld, the election wasn't your fault, you should not have resigned.

I've disagreed with you a lot but you served our Country in times of great distress with profound and heroic dedication. History will pay you grudging respect.

121 posted on 11/08/2006 12:16:15 PM PST by Theophilus (Abortion = Child Sacrifice = Future Sacrifice)
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To: NonValueAdded

Thank you, Secretary Rumsfeld. I will miss you, as well.


122 posted on 11/08/2006 12:21:51 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: NonValueAdded

My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Secretary Rumsfeld. He rose to the occasion and served faithfully and well.

I'm sorry he'll be put to yet another inquiry at the hands of the RATS but he's seen it before and will prevail.

BTW, has anybody heard anything from Cheney? I thought I read he was off hunting someplace in the west yesterday.


123 posted on 11/08/2006 12:26:59 PM PST by prairiebreeze (God bless our fine military and their families.)
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To: Rummyfan

I STILL think Rumsfeld would be a fantastic President! No one else in the party holds a candle to this man!


124 posted on 11/08/2006 12:31:31 PM PST by NewCenturions
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To: KeyLargo

Rush said today that Bush threw Rumsfeld under the bus and is already pandering to Pelosi and the House Dems. And - that he was tired of "carrying water" for phony Republicans who are NOT conservatives but are more interested in getting good reviews from the drive-by media. I think he's got a point.


125 posted on 11/08/2006 12:33:21 PM PST by T.L.Sink
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To: NonValueAdded

I am so very sorry that he felt or was forced to resign, which ever the case. I think this is a great loss to the country as well as the military. He is not a scapegoat, as the nation who voted for democrats yesterday are not told the truth about the war by the left. They are the liars and the robbers of our security. Thank you Rumsfeld, you will be missed.


126 posted on 11/08/2006 12:34:15 PM PST by ladyinred (RIP my precious Lamb Chop)
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To: NonValueAdded

Forgive them Rummy, they know not what they do.


127 posted on 11/08/2006 12:34:44 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: NonValueAdded

God Bless Donald Rumsfeld. Thank You for keeping us safe.
You are a true Patriot and history will bear that out. I feel honored to have been a witness to your great work in this critical time in history.


128 posted on 11/08/2006 12:44:15 PM PST by Isabelle
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To: StarCMC

OMG LORDY LOL Rush was making fun of GOP right now I mean scare of their shadow Republicans saying I am so scare let get of Rummy LOL!


129 posted on 11/08/2006 12:46:22 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: SevenofNine

LOL!! I'm not happy about it, but I'm not as freaked out as some on FR seem to be.


130 posted on 11/08/2006 12:52:17 PM PST by StarCMC ("So what was the price to betray us - Judas?" - SGT Mark Russak to Traitor Murtha)
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To: NonValueAdded

A fantastic leader and statesman, with a penetrating mind and world-class wit. A patriot and a visionary. I never saw enough of him.


131 posted on 11/08/2006 12:58:35 PM PST by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: ElPatriota

Hey, I just linked to what I found on Google image search on salute.


132 posted on 11/08/2006 1:02:15 PM PST by anymouse
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To: NonValueAdded

Of the vast number of election disappiontments, this tops them all. A truly great and brilliant man, possibly the only real hope for both military transformation and winning the war, has answered honor's call and voluntarily stepped aside rather than allow the left to use him as a weapon to defame the President.

A GREAT AMERICAN! A SINCERE MAN of INTEGRITY! An INCISIVE and CREATIVE MIND! A TRUE PATRIOT....

RUMMY, WE LOVE YOU!


133 posted on 11/08/2006 1:11:44 PM PST by baa39 (Quid hoc ad aeternitatem?)
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To: McGavin999

You said it well. America was blessed to have Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense for as long as we did. He will be sorely missed--especially his wonderful sense of humor and his ease at press conferences.

This was not an overnight decision, folks. He gave all and for that we are eternally grateful, Mr. Secretary. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I'm going to miss that smile!


134 posted on 11/08/2006 1:12:12 PM PST by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: Kirkwood; John Lenin

There are plenty of posts and websites trashing Rumsfeld, this thread seems to be for THANK YOU's! In this hour of horror caused by yesterday's elections, I wish we would all stay positive about a great man and great leader.


135 posted on 11/08/2006 1:15:14 PM PST by baa39 (Quid hoc ad aeternitatem?)
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To: Rummyfan

"No I am not changing my screen name".

I almost wish you would so I could claim it!! :) Hope you start a Rummy ping so we can keep track of him and see that smile often.

Your fans are legion, Mr. Rumsfeld; you are truly a man of honor and may God Bless you and your lovely wife for your service to our nation.


136 posted on 11/08/2006 1:15:25 PM PST by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: anymouse

ok, thanks.


137 posted on 11/08/2006 1:16:54 PM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: NonValueAdded

THE FINEST SEC. OF DEFENSE WE HAVE EVERY HAD.!!!!!!


138 posted on 11/08/2006 1:17:40 PM PST by Parmy
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To: NonValueAdded

Yes, seconded. And ADMIN, please DO NOT pull this thread, this is a near-tragedy for our nation, and it's important for people to be able to express their appreciation of Rummy. It is a respectful and meaningful thread, giving relief to many of us who can share our thoughts about this shock.


139 posted on 11/08/2006 1:18:51 PM PST by baa39 (Quid hoc ad aeternitatem?)
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To: T.L.Sink

Yes, the truth hurts.

"Rush said today that Bush threw Rumsfeld under the bus and is already pandering to Pelosi and the House Dems. And - that he was tired of "carrying water" for phony Republicans who are NOT conservatives but are more interested in getting good reviews from the drive-by media. I think he's got a point."


140 posted on 11/08/2006 1:22:27 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: NonValueAdded

In these terrorist times, I always felt safe with Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense. I also think our American military will miss him. A couple of years ago I watched on TV as Mr. Rumsfeld made an appearance before our troops and the troops went crazy for him. Thank you for your service to America Mr. Rumsfeld! And I also think Mr. Rumsfeld's "resignation" is a huge mistake.


141 posted on 11/08/2006 1:25:16 PM PST by maxwellp
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To: WBL 1952

Well, head for the hills folks. It's going to be a bumpy ride ahead.

I'm sure we will return the WOT into a law enforcement problem only.


142 posted on 11/08/2006 1:49:25 PM PST by Milligan
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To: maxwellp

Yes, Rumsfeld had the intelligence and foresight to initiate changes in the military to make it more adaptable to asymetrical warfare. Like all reformers who upset the status quo he was attacked by all those whose comfort was disturbed by new ideas.

He's a remarkable American who - in his 70's - offered his service once again to his country in time of crisis. It's too bad that Bush threw him overboard after an election to pander to the new House Democrats.

Also, if Bush was sincere all these years about our progress in Iraq and Rumsfeld's great contribution to it,
why was he cashiered just after a congressional election which the Dems won?

At least Bush should spare us the crap about wanting "new perspectives". That's almost as bad as the "more time with my family" crock.

At least Pelosi and Harry Reid were happy - for the moment!


143 posted on 11/08/2006 1:57:49 PM PST by T.L.Sink
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To: KeyLargo
"Rush said today that Bush threw Rumsfeld under the bus and is already pandering to Pelosi and the House Dems. And - that he was tired of "carrying water" for phony Republicans who are NOT conservatives but are more interested in getting good reviews from the drive-by media. I think he's got a point."

He has a point. Welcome to the conservative movement. We've been saying this for months.
144 posted on 11/08/2006 2:00:36 PM PST by Old_Mil (http://www.constitutionparty.com/)
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To: Richard Axtell

Too many vanities.


145 posted on 11/08/2006 2:01:01 PM PST by RockinRight (The loss is temporary, hopefully we learn from our mistakes.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Thanks for 5 years 2 months of security for me and my family.


146 posted on 11/08/2006 2:08:03 PM PST by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: Kirkwood

Dividing Iraq three ways is impossible and gives the insurgency impetus.


147 posted on 11/08/2006 2:14:16 PM PST by Blue State Insurgent (Those who know the truth need to speak out against these kinds of myths, and lies, and distortions..)
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To: ElPatriota

Thank You Mr. Secretary for your honorable service to this great country and may God Bless you and your family Sir!

Semper Fi


148 posted on 11/08/2006 2:20:54 PM PST by TeddyCon
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To: TeddyCon

Thanks so much Mr. Rumsfeld. You have been a wonderful leader for our troops, an inspiration to our country and a thorn in the backside of our enemies. History will look back on this time and will honor your efforts.

Your advice and counsel will be greatly missed in the meantime.

Sign me - a true admirer.


149 posted on 11/08/2006 2:27:24 PM PST by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: lesko

The libs hate this man because he's a GREAT American patriot!


150 posted on 11/08/2006 2:30:29 PM PST by maxwellp
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