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Troops Cheer Rumsfeld's Blast at Media
NewsMax ^ | 5/13/04 | NewsMax

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abughraib; foxnews; iraq; leftwingmedia; rumsfeld; surprisevisit
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The Secretary of Defense is in charge of the military (as directed by the President) and the troops love him. Who gives a damn what some losers from Boston think?
1 posted on 05/13/2004 6:17:18 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee; LindaSOG; Ragtime Cowgirl

You gotta see this!! :o)


2 posted on 05/13/2004 6:20:44 PM PDT by StarCMC (Please pray for the 2/7 Marines and Josh.)
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To: wagglebee

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.


3 posted on 05/13/2004 6:20:50 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (Liberals have the inverse midas touch, everything they get a hold of turns to S&*%)
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To: wagglebee

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.


4 posted on 05/13/2004 6:22:45 PM PDT by eternity (From here to...)
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To: wagglebee

Rumsfeld is an awesome, good guy.


5 posted on 05/13/2004 6:22:59 PM PDT by M007
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To: wagglebee

I was watching and thought to myself, Thats why liberals hate the military and its why they hate us.


6 posted on 05/13/2004 6:23:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (John Kerry, the Eddie Haskell candidate.)
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To: wagglebee

Who do you think the troops respect? Navy pilot Rummy, or Chappaquiddick Fats?


7 posted on 05/13/2004 6:24:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: wagglebee
Who gives a damn what some losers from Boston think?

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.

8 posted on 05/13/2004 6:24:41 PM PDT by stboz
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To: wagglebee

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.


10 posted on 05/13/2004 6:26:49 PM PDT by rogueleader
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To: wagglebee
"The Secretary of Defense is in charge of the military (as directed by the President) and the troops love him. Who gives a damn what some losers from Boston think?"

Short, sweet, to the point, well-said. Bump.

11 posted on 05/13/2004 6:27:13 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Travis McGee
Chappaquiddick Fats?

My nomination for remark of the day, week, month! That is a good one!

12 posted on 05/13/2004 6:28:35 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Support Bush-Cheney '04 -- Losing is not an Option!)
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To: 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.

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.

13 posted on 05/13/2004 6:28:56 PM PDT by Clint Williams
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To: wagglebee
Yes, the troops do love him, and they love President Bush.

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?

14 posted on 05/13/2004 6:30:27 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: wagglebee

I canceled my subscription to the Boston Globe this morning at 7:01, after more than 20 years. This was the absolute last straw.


15 posted on 05/13/2004 6:30:32 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Uday and Qusay are ead-day)
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To: wagglebee

Thumbs up, Rummy! I thank God you're our Secretary of Defense. Hoo-rah!!!


16 posted on 05/13/2004 6:30:45 PM PDT by kevao
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To: RightOnline
I heard some of the soldiers comments on the abuse. I'd rather see some of these soldiers (kids as Kapinski calls them) in Congress than what we have. It's called common sense, duty, family and country.

Hats off to our Military AND the present leadership.

17 posted on 05/13/2004 6:31:02 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Inspectorette

John F'ing Kerry may be somewhat afraid of "friendly fire."


18 posted on 05/13/2004 6:32:02 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

"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.


19 posted on 05/13/2004 6:35:16 PM PDT by vanmorrison
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To: Inspectorette
Do we dare opine that he realizes he might not be well-received?

Kerry would get the same "frosty reception" the Abu Ghraib prisoners gave Rummy today. LOL!!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1134902/posts

20 posted on 05/13/2004 6:36:09 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Miss Marple; CatoRenasci; Squantos; sauropod; Jeff Head

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.


21 posted on 05/13/2004 6:40:50 PM PDT by SLB ("We must lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us." C. S. Lewis)
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To: wagglebee
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
Ronald Reagan

Thank you Secretary Rumsfeld.

22 posted on 05/13/2004 6:41:27 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over our Military men and women who serve to keep us free.)
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To: wagglebee

How do you know they love him? Who told you that? The "media"?


23 posted on 05/13/2004 6:43:29 PM PDT by Burkeman1 ("I said the government can't help you. I didn't say it couldn't hurt you." Chief Wiggam)
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To: Burkeman1
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.

24 posted on 05/13/2004 6:45:15 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Rummy & Myers are on CSPAN right now where he made that remark. 6:45 pm PST.


25 posted on 05/13/2004 6:45:55 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender (Kerry = Ted Kennedy without the belly.)
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To: wagglebee

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.


26 posted on 05/13/2004 6:50:13 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberalism corrupts. Absolute Liberalism corrupts absolutely.)
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To: vanmorrison

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.

Go Sox.


27 posted on 05/13/2004 6:51:01 PM PDT by Burkeman1 ("I said the government can't help you. I didn't say it couldn't hurt you." Chief Wiggam)
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To: wagglebee

I don't.


28 posted on 05/13/2004 6:55:58 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace (I'm from the government and I'm here to help.)
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To: Cubs Fan

Was John Kerry in Vietnam?


29 posted on 05/13/2004 6:57:17 PM PDT by TSgt (What have you done for your country today?)
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To: MikeWUSAF

That's the rumor.


30 posted on 05/13/2004 6:59:07 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberalism corrupts. Absolute Liberalism corrupts absolutely.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

You mean, Efn 'alQerry?


31 posted on 05/13/2004 7:01:32 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (Aw screw the Democrats.)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

You don't what?


32 posted on 05/13/2004 7:01:44 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: Burkeman1
Yeah- Boston is real "loserville". Half the modern weapon systems being used in Iraq were designed by the "losers" at dozens of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world in this state. Nonsense.The "losers" in Massachusetts have higher incomes and more education than nearly the entire nation. Higher incomes, and higher costs of living. The quality of life isn't higher, and that's all that really matters. More education? How do you figure?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.Absolute nonsense. I mean, absolute and complete bullsh-t. There hasn't been a Democrat governor in Mass for 16 years. LOL. A "Republican" governor of Massachusetts would be run out of most places in the South, unless it was a predominantly black area. Now if we could shake our disgusting congressman and senators we could lose that dumb "liberal" smear. Why don't you check out the results of Presidential votes in Massachusetts? The best part about Massachusetts and the arrogant people (what you posted above is a good example of this) who reside there is that the "center of the world" is becoming more and more irrelevant with every passing day. Thank goodness. Go Sox.
33 posted on 05/13/2004 7:03:32 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace (I'm from the government and I'm here to help.)
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To: StarCMC
Rummy, ping! *g*

8 Troops Cheer Rumsfeld, Myers at Baghdad Town Hall Meeting - w/ transcript ~ DoD-AFPS | 5/13/04 | SOD Rumsfeld, Gen. Myers, Gen. Sanchez, brave US troops, Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample


34 posted on 05/13/2004 7:06:02 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Burkeman1

Celtics haven't won any titles since 1986. So, Boston is loserville. :-)


35 posted on 05/13/2004 7:06:07 PM PDT by BlkConserv
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To: wagglebee

I don't care what a bunch of losers from Bawston think.


36 posted on 05/13/2004 7:15:57 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace (I'm from the government and I'm here to help.)
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To: PhiKapMom

I guess he's referring to Flipper's friend Flopper.


37 posted on 05/13/2004 7:18:13 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

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.

Go Sox.


38 posted on 05/13/2004 7:20:21 PM PDT by Burkeman1 ("I said the government can't help you. I didn't say it couldn't hurt you." Chief Wiggam)
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To: BlkConserv

LOL!


39 posted on 05/13/2004 7:20:51 PM PDT by Burkeman1 ("I said the government can't help you. I didn't say it couldn't hurt you." Chief Wiggam)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I canceled my subscription to the Boston Globe this morning at 7:01, after more than 20 years. This was the absolute last straw.

And therein lies a major problem

It took you 20 years

If all the conservatives who buy the Wash Post NYT LA times Phila Inquirer etc etc and all the conservatives who still donate to their liberal colleges etc didn't they would be severely impacted and get the message real quick

I cease and desisited back in the late 60s and sent a letter stating such
40 posted on 05/13/2004 7:21:59 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: MikeWUSAF

No, I don't think he was ever in VietNam. I believe that he WAS in FRENCH Indochina though.


41 posted on 05/13/2004 7:23:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Burkeman1

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.


42 posted on 05/13/2004 7:23:41 PM PDT by vanmorrison
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To: wagglebee

GO RUMMY GO!!! What a great guy ;-)


43 posted on 05/13/2004 7:25:36 PM PDT by NordP (While our nation is at war w/ worldwide terrorism, the democrat party is at war w/ the President.)
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To: Burkeman1
Now if we could shake our disgusting congressman and senators we could lose that dumb "liberal" smear.

ADd to that your record in presidential elections
44 posted on 05/13/2004 7:26:57 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: vanmorrison

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.


45 posted on 05/13/2004 7:28:12 PM PDT by Burkeman1 ("I said the government can't help you. I didn't say it couldn't hurt you." Chief Wiggam)
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To: Burkeman1

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...


46 posted on 05/13/2004 7:28:40 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace (I'm from the government and I'm here to help.)
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To: uncbob

Mass went for Reagan the second time around.


47 posted on 05/13/2004 7:29:03 PM PDT by Burkeman1 ("I said the government can't help you. I didn't say it couldn't hurt you." Chief Wiggam)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I canceled my subscription to the Boston Globe this morning at 7:01, after more than 20 years. This was the absolute last straw.

BRAVO!


48 posted on 05/13/2004 7:29:09 PM PDT by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com - I salute our brave fallen.)
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To: Burkeman1

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?


49 posted on 05/13/2004 7:29:55 PM PDT by ishabibble
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To: wagglebee

"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.


50 posted on 05/13/2004 7:30:00 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage
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