Skip to comments.Troops Cheer Rumsfeld's Blast at Media
Posted on 05/13/2004 6:17:16 PM PDT by wagglebee
"I've stopped reading newspapers," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today to the troops in Abu Ghraib, Iraq. "You've got to keep your sanity somehow. I'm a survivor."
The wire services did relate that remark. What they didn't admit was the loud cheers rising from the GIs.
Fortunately, we saw (and heard) the footage on Fox News.
You gotta see this!! :o)
Youn can bet on it. That John Kerry (whose only thing to offer is that he was in Vietnam) would never ever be warmly welcomed by the troops like Rumsfeld.
Gee hope CBS news covered this. Since I hold them personally responsible for causing this country and it's troops damage that can not be measured.
Rumsfeld is an awesome, good guy.
I was watching and thought to myself, Thats why liberals hate the military and its why they hate us.
Who do you think the troops respect? Navy pilot Rummy, or Chappaquiddick Fats?
I am reminded of the bumper-sticker a few years back that went something like:
"Don't like cops? Try calling a hippie."
These weasels on the lib side are not worthy of protection from our fighting forces.
The bottom line is this: the chickensh*t conservatives like David Brooks and some people at National Review and Weekly Standard are running for cover.
Meanwhile we are continuing to KICK ASS in Iraq.
For the last few weeks in Iraq, American casualties have plunged, even as Fallujah has been secured and Al-Sadr's mens die like dogs.
Our guys have opened up the can of whoop ass on the terrorist scum in Iraq. The media's fixation on the prison scandal is actually a good thing, because when the June 30 handover occurs, the media will be forced to report that to the American people that they were lying about how things were going in Iraq. The media will discredit themselves.
We are on track. Stay the course. Do not waver. Do not give in. Stay on target.
Thank God for President Bush. He has steel in his blood. He is going to finish the job in Iraq.
Short, sweet, to the point, well-said. Bump.
My nomination for remark of the day, week, month! That is a good one!
Considering doing the same (well, unsubscribing from the ever-more-liberal local rag). Will note those who buy two-page spread ads, write a letter to them and the advertising&circulation at the paper, with a CC to the newsroom, about why I'm unsubscribing. Figure that will have near-maximum impact.
This begs the question, why doesn't that great Vietnam war hero, Jean Francois Kerry, visit the troops in Iraq or Afghanistan??? Hmmmmm????
Do we dare opine that he realizes he might not be well-received?
I canceled my subscription to the Boston Globe this morning at 7:01, after more than 20 years. This was the absolute last straw.
Thumbs up, Rummy! I thank God you're our Secretary of Defense. Hoo-rah!!!
Hats off to our Military AND the present leadership.
John F'ing Kerry may be somewhat afraid of "friendly fire."
"Who gives a damn what some losers from Boston think?"
I think Boston is loserville, too. But there are a lot of people in this country who just love JohnEffinKerry and his ilk. I can't get over the fact that practically all of Massachusetts, and about half of the rest of the country, are dumbass Democrats.
Kerry would get the same "frosty reception" the Abu Ghraib prisoners gave Rummy today. LOL!!!
Too bad Rummy does not have a GO like George Patton to back him up. I have often been critical of Rummy, but in this war I cannot think of anyone I would rather have as the SecDef.
Thank you Secretary Rumsfeld.
How do you know they love him? Who told you that? The "media"?
Okay, so maybe I read a little too much into the cheering.
Rummy & Myers are on CSPAN right now where he made that remark. 6:45 pm PST.
There does seem to be a mixed view of Rummy in the military, but on the whole I do think he's got the majority on his side. The slackers and careerists are not fond of him. The patriots are.
Yeah- Boston is real "loserville". Half the modern weapon systems being used in Iraq were designed by the "losers" at dozens of the most prestigios colleges and universities in the world in this state. The "losers" in Massachusetts have higher incomes and more education than nearly the entire nation. The Massachusetts state Democrats in the local state house and state senate are the most conservative in the country and many are pro life Catholics. There hasn't been a Democrat governor in Mass for 16 years. Now if we could shake our disgusting congressman and senators we could lose that dumb "liberal" smear.
Was John Kerry in Vietnam?
That's the rumor.
You mean, Efn 'alQerry?
You don't what?
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Celtics haven't won any titles since 1986. So, Boston is loserville. :-)
I don't care what a bunch of losers from Bawston think.
I guess he's referring to Flipper's friend Flopper.
Hate to burst yor bubble- But this City is making a huge comeback. Been here recently? The Dowtown is great. The big dig is nearly complete (I know- it was a federal boondoggle that on principle I was against)- but it looks good! The formally ugly waterfront of Boston is going to look great. Look to Finneran. President of the Senate. A good Irish Catholic who is still officially "pro life" as are most other pols of Irish or Italian extraction. But in reality- I have to agree it matters little and is token only. Up until last year this state still had blue laws- no liquor sales on Sundays (and most towns still maintain them- though not Boston any longer.) Our bars close at 1:30- most close at 1:00. Boston doesn't even have a "Red zone". I think there is one "strip" bar left in Boston and that is not even full nudity. No porn shops.
The poltics of Massachusetts is complicated (Irish - Yankee relations are still a major factor in some ways). Culturally this is a very conservative and some say "prudish" town and state.
No, I don't think he was ever in VietNam. I believe that he WAS in FRENCH Indochina though.
Boston IS "loserville". The claim that "half" the modern weapon systems being used in Iraq were designed by the MIT and Harvard communists, exclusively, is laughable. The higher incomes in Massachusetts are relative; it costs more to cover the kickbacks, payola, graft, and corruption that permeates Massachusetts, so pay scales have to be proportionally higher than elsewhere. And as far as Massachusetts being a haven for "conservatives" in the state house and senate, that must explain why the tax burden is so high and the "conservatives" must now get used to unfettered abortion, gay marriage, and euthanasia; particularly all of those "conservative" Catholics who've re-elected Chappaquiddick Fats for an eternity.
GO RUMMY GO!!! What a great guy ;-)
There is a strange dichotomey in MA. The State house and Senate are contolled by conservative dems who are social conservatives but fiscal liberals who tax and spend. But they also routinely nominate obvious libs to our supreme court and then act all surprised over their sick tyrannical decisions like this latest gay marriagge thing. At least they are trying to fight it now.
Boston is a nice city. It's the people that aren't so nice. Having blue laws in place doesn't make the state conservative. Look at your federal elections. The results say a lot. BTW, here in FL, there are still dry counties, which means NO alcohol sales. We also still have plenty of counties with blue laws. So do many places in the country. There are some good people in Mass, but I wouldn't live there...
Mass went for Reagan the second time around.
Just as it is here in your small but virulent neighbor, nothing is as it seems. I can cite some "best examples", Jane Swift and Buddy Cianci. Brown and Havard are no longer names said with respect. You've got Teddy and we've got his kid. You've got the Big Dig and we have Mafia Blue Cross. You've got Ptown and we have downtownP.
What is wrong with this picture?
"Fortunately, we saw (and heard) the footage on Fox News."
I was in Washington DC yesterday attending a convention at a major hotel just off the Mall. I called the front desk to complain that the hotel cable system did not offer Fox News. None of the three people I spoke with had ever heard of Fox News. It's a different world there.
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