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Schumer says calls for Rumsfeld resignation `premature'
Newsday ^ | 5/6/2004 | MADISON J. GRAY

Posted on 05/06/2004 7:58:53 PM PDT by Utah Girl

Sen. Charles Schumer said it's too early to call for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation over Iraqi prisoner abuse by American soldiers.

"I think it's premature to ask for his resignation until we hear his testimony and see how he answers the many questions," Schumer, D-N.Y., said at a press conference Thursday.

Rumsfeld was scheduled to testify Friday before Senate and House committees to answer questions about the actions of U.S. military personnel photographed with naked Iraqi prisoners in sexually humiliating positions.

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Wow, Schumer has an outbreak of common sense.
1 posted on 05/06/2004 7:58:53 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: Utah Girl
I bet he wants to drag this out until November.
2 posted on 05/06/2004 8:00:49 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Utah Girl
Wow, Schumer has an outbreak of common sense.

Every once in a while, Shumer has something logical to say.

3 posted on 05/06/2004 8:01:06 PM PDT by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them.)
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To: Utah Girl
They probably will ask for a lengthy,grandstanding investigation.
4 posted on 05/06/2004 8:03:15 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: Ragirl
"Every once in a while, Shumer has something logical to say"

No...thats not why...they are going to "Ashcroft" him!

"Bush wont fire them but you can!" will be the rallying cry!
5 posted on 05/06/2004 8:04:45 PM PDT by Pharmer (How am I suposed to rule the world when I surrounded by freakin idiots!)
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To: Ragirl
Actually, Schumer is pretty good even though he is a Dem.

Of course, Hillary has already ordered "Off With His Head" in regard to Rummy.

Maybe Schumer is trying to get away from his boot licking which has hurt him. After all, she is the JUNIOR senator. She's a bit**.

6 posted on 05/06/2004 8:05:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Utah Girl
Nah. Schumer merely understands that the idiot liberals spoke too soon, that it would have been better for them to ratchet up the scandal through the news media and then go after Rumsfeld.

Chuckie knows that they just shot their wad.

7 posted on 05/06/2004 8:07:33 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: Utah Girl
I think it's premature to ask for his resignation until we hear his testimony and see how he answers the many questions," Schumer, D-N.Y., said at a press conference Thursday

Why don't we just merge this in with the 9-11 commission. They both have the same goal anyway-to bring down the Bush administration.
8 posted on 05/06/2004 8:08:03 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: Utah Girl
> Schumer has an outbreak of common sense.

Hardly. He just wants the timing set to do the greatest damage to the GOP election efforts. After all, the calls for Rumsfeld's head weren't wrongheaded, just "premature."

We can't have these DemocRAT IEDs going off prematurely now, can we?
9 posted on 05/06/2004 8:09:10 PM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: Sacajaweau
Are pigs flying?!?!?

Actually you make a good point that Schumer is 'not so bad' -- but only in comparison with Shrillary.

Chuckie Schumer is the worst of the worst when it comes to pig-headed blocking of Republican nominees and legislation.

10 posted on 05/06/2004 8:10:43 PM PDT by shhrubbery!
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To: Utah Girl
Schumer says the call for Rumsfeld's resignation is premature because Schumer wants to call for Rumsfeld's resignation at his next tiresome, predictable Sunday news conference.
11 posted on 05/06/2004 8:14:35 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Ego numquam pronunciare mendacium . . . sed ego sum homo indomitus" -- William Wallace (Mel Gibson))
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To: Sacajaweau
Actually, Schumer is pretty good even though he is a Dem.

Trying not to be a ***hole, but are off your meds?

Schumer is one of the biggest partisan in the Congress.

The most dangerous place in America today is the line between Chuckie Schumer and a T.V. on-camera red light

12 posted on 05/06/2004 8:15:49 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: Utah Girl
No, Utah Girl, it's not an outbreak of common sense, it's an outbreak of bad timing.

Schumer will be the loudest mouth in the Senate calling for Rummy's resignation in the least two weeks of October.

13 posted on 05/06/2004 8:18:29 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: Ragirl
Only if it's politically motivated.
14 posted on 05/06/2004 8:19:46 PM PDT by patriciamary
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To: Utah Girl
"Wow, Schumer has an outbreak of common sense."

Not at all...
Schumer simply wants to prolong the "play"...like a cat with a dead mouse....
Schumer wants the TV camera time......

Schumer doesn't have an America loving bone in his head....
With this lunatic - it's all about HIM...

I often wonder - how America became the dumping ground for so many of the worthless strain of Leftist/Marxist Jews --- while the rest of the world seemed to get a larger share of the better adjusted, conservative, courageous and nationalist Jews....

Is trading allowed?

Semper Fi

15 posted on 05/06/2004 8:21:04 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek...But I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Paul Atreides
Exactly. Never underestimate the ulterior motives of a slick NY senator.
16 posted on 05/06/2004 8:21:31 PM PDT by Rockitz (After all these years, it's still rocket science.)
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To: Utah Girl
Schumer probably wants a fair trial followed by a fair hanging...
17 posted on 05/06/2004 8:22:15 PM PDT by Zeppo
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To: Utah Girl
Don't get too excited. I still don't trust anything these people say.
18 posted on 05/06/2004 8:25:38 PM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: Sacajaweau
Actually, Schumer is pretty good even though he is a Dem.

Is there a chance you've mistaken Schumer for somebody decent? Or have you lost your mind?

What do you like best about him, his stance on gun control, or his performance on the Senate Judiciary Committee?

19 posted on 05/06/2004 8:28:04 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Alberta's Child
They stole his Sunday thunder!
20 posted on 05/06/2004 8:29:18 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Utah Girl
From Massacre at Waco, Texas, by CL Linedecker:

"President Clinton appeared to be satisfied to allow his new standup Justice Department chief to take the lion's share of the blame for the affair. A brief written statement was released by the White House that had the effect of placing the ultimate responsibility for the decision on her shoulders. "I knew it was going to be done, but the decisions were entirely hers" he said.

Speculations began to drift through Washington and into the press about the possibility of the AG resigning.

Snip....

Twently four hours after the fire, Clinton at last stepped out from behind the AG's skirts. He announced during a press conference in the Rose Garden that he was calling for a full investigation. This time after a bit of dodging and weaving, the president accepted full responsibility for the raid.

Snip

"Well, what I am saying is that I didn't have a four or five hour detailed briefing from the FBI. I didn't go over every strategic part of it. It is a decision for which I take responsibility. .......I gave her the authority to make the last call."

When asked if The AG's job was in jeopardy, he came out firmly in her defense. "I was frankly, surprised would be a mild word, to that anyone would suggest the attorney general should resign because a bunch of religious fanatics murdered themselves."

21 posted on 05/06/2004 8:42:57 PM PDT by ladyinred (Kerry has more flip flops than Waikiki Beach)
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To: Utah Girl
Methinks schumer just wants to grill Rumsfield at a public hearing not unlike the 9/11 commission.
22 posted on 05/06/2004 8:59:36 PM PDT by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: Utah Girl
Has hell frozen over?
23 posted on 05/07/2004 7:32:01 AM PDT by b4its2late (Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.)
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To: Utah Girl
Not quite. Read this:

http://www.crushkerry.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=38

This guy has been reliable when it comes to info on Kerry.
24 posted on 05/07/2004 7:33:26 AM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: Ragirl
Every once in a while, Shumer has something logical to say

And the LOGIC is be careful about the OUTRAGE for it may come back to bite your PARTY. How long before the GOP starts it's attack machine asking the American people why are our MP's being HELD to a HIGHER STANDARD than the Democrat Party NOMINEE for POTUS??

25 posted on 05/07/2004 7:43:49 AM PDT by PISANO (Our troops...... will NOT tire...will NOT falter.....and WILL NOT FAIL!!!)
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To: Sacajaweau
It is no secret that Chuckie and Hillary do not like each other.Perhaps he did this to undercut her.
26 posted on 05/07/2004 7:46:20 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware
Shumer's a little wiser than Hillary and she's been taking the credit for a lot of the work HE has done, even though she is the junior senator. Yes, he's a mainstream Dem but to tell you the truth, I REALLY think he's just doing his job AS A DEM and something is going to change.

She just barks out orders: Off With His Head (Rummy) after seeing, pictures which may be obscene BUT NOT MURDEROUS. (In fact, librarians across the nation insist that similar behaviour promoted on various websites be available for all our children at every library in the nation.)

Anyways, ask Hillary why she is supporting a candidate who has ADMITTED TO MURDEROUS ATROCITIES in Vietnam. Watch your back Kerry! Guess who is behind you all the way, making sure that you are not a viable candidate in 2008?

27 posted on 05/07/2004 8:03:14 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Utah Girl
He wants to get as much mileage out of this as possible. He wants this in the news every single day. If you think that any Democrat would put aside their party for the good of the country, you are gravely mistaken.
28 posted on 05/07/2004 8:05:48 AM PDT by Hildy (A kiss is the unborn child knocking at the door.)
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