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**THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE SECRETARY RUMSFELD! (Melanie Morgan MAF Email)**
Melanie Morgan - Move America Forward ^ | November 8, 2006 | Melanie Morgan

Posted on 11/08/2006 8:53:51 PM PST by Syncro

 
From: Melanie Morgan - Move America Forward

Friends,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR
SERVICE SECRETARY RUMSFELD!


While Move America Forward does not back specific candidates or political parties in election campaigns, I can't help but notice the number of emails we've received from people who are deeply saddened by yesterday's election results, as well as today's news concerning Donald Rumsfeld's forced resignation.

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is a decent and honorable man who has served his country with distinction.  In a time of war when others could not even acknowledge the threat America faced, Rumsfeld lead this nation's military with an intense focus and an unflinching commitment to achieve victory.

We at Move America Forward are distressed to see him go. There are so many people who are quick to criticize his actions as Secretary of Defense, but we wonder if anyone else would have - or could have done a better job in fighting an unprecedented threat, and approached the task with such clarity and conviction.

Some of you have said that in light of these recent events that you are now so frustrated and depressed that you are throwing in the towel when it comes to activism to support our troops and the war against terrorism.

I'm writing to all of you today to send this clear message:

DON'T YOU DARE GIVE UP!

Don't you dare give up on the men and women who are half a world away, risking injury or death to defend this nation from those who wish us harm.

Don't you dare give up on the cause of freedom - for the people of the United States and those who stand allied with us against the threat of Islamofascism.

Don't you dare give up and hand the Islamic radicals the very thing they want:  resignation and apathy from the American people.

Elections will come and go, but we cannot allow the outcome to alter our determination to fight for what we believe in - and stand up against those who would target our nation, our values and our liberties.  Surrender to the forces of terrorism, fear, bloodshed and violence is not an option.

At the darkest hour of World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill looked into the eyes of his people and saw that many of them were wondering if defeat was at hand.  Churchill felt that the only way they would be defeated is if they gave up and allowed the forces of tyranny to prevail.

I am reminded of his famous words to his nation and feel that they fit quite well for what all of us should be thinking today:

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end... We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."


Our delegation meets with survivors of
Saddam Hussein's "Anfal" genocide campaign
outside one of Saddam's concentration camps.

As I write this message to you, a delegation from Move America Forward is in northern Iraq. They've met with our troops stationed there. They've met with the people of Iraq who survived Saddam Hussein's genocide campaign.

If you think you can't muster the motivation to press on because of the results of one election cycle, then imagine how these people felt when they were sent to Saddam's concentration camps as part of his "Anfal" genocide campaign.

We've promised our troops in Iraq that we would always have their back and would not give up on them.  We presented them with pro-troop banners proclaiming our unwavering support for them.  This is no time to start reneging on that promise.


We met with U.S. Troops in Iraq. 
We can't abandon them or their mission.


Gold Star Father Joseph Williams with U.S. Troops.
Joseph's son, Michael, died in the war against terrorism,
Yet he still supports the men and women of the United
States Military and their missions!

The United States of America did not start this war with Islamic terrorists.  For far too long we tried to ignore the attacks against our nation, our people and our interests.  We ignored the "jihad" declared against us by terrorist groups for far too long, but no longer will we look away from the threat facing America.

We will not surrender.  We will not cut and run.  We will not allow the enemy of freedom & liberty to prevail.

But we need the support of every person we can get to win the war for hearts and minds.

Now, more than ever, Move America Forward needs you to stand with us.

At a time when it might seem easiest to give up, we instead must press on with even greater conviction and motivation.

Will you stand with us?

I look forward to hearing from you!

- Melanie Morgan
Chairman, Move America Forward

http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org





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Melanie Morgan, Chairman of sent out this email a little after 8PM tonight.



Thanks to Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense these Gold Star Families are in a Free Iraq.

1 posted on 11/08/2006 8:53:53 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro
Thank you Secretary Rumsfeld for your many fantastic years of service to this Country. History books will reflect fondly of you and will tell the story of how hard you fought to make our military more efficient and ready to fight battles...now and in the future.

You are appreciated more than you'll ever know by those that can see.

NordP

2 posted on 11/08/2006 8:55:58 PM PST by NordP (America: There are more Patriots than Punks!)
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To: Syncro

Thank you, Sir, for your service.


3 posted on 11/08/2006 8:58:14 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: Syncro

Thank you for posting this.. BTT, Ping for future refference.. and to never forget.. or give up!


4 posted on 11/08/2006 8:58:55 PM PST by dcrider182 (Col. Dean R. Hiatt.. WWII Hero. LC.Cpl. Brad Shuder. 9-11 Hero.. you are both loved and missed)
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To: Syncro

I am SO going to miss Rummy....

He is one of my very favorite people in Washington.

Thank you Rummy!!


5 posted on 11/08/2006 8:59:28 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: Syncro

I wept this morning when I heard that Secretary Rumsfeld had resigned. What a bitter blow this was on the heels of the election. I called his office to thank him and express how sorry I am to see him go.

However, once I got to reviewing it I realized what a smart move this seems to have been. One of the Dem's favorite targets has been removed! I don't think they will be able to criticize the new secretary with any validity because of his newness to the situation.


6 posted on 11/08/2006 9:01:52 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (The Battle Has Just Begun!)
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To: Syncro

Rumsfeld rocked. He just needed someone to constantly push out press releases about the good stuff we were doing to counter the "quagmire" bullshit the pressed pumped at us daily.


7 posted on 11/08/2006 9:02:14 PM PST by Toby06 (jon carry is a piece of s#it)
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To: Txsleuth

God bless Rummy. He will be missed. I hope he has a happy retirement.


8 posted on 11/08/2006 9:02:55 PM PST by alnick
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To: Syncro
THANK YOU RUMMIE!

WE LOVE YOU!

Last night I was mad, today I was still mad, but knowing we will bounce back. I was very sad when Rumsfeld resigned today, and now I have tears, reading everything in Melanie's email !

GOD BLESS RUMSFELD AND OUR BRAVE TROOPS!

9 posted on 11/08/2006 9:03:07 PM PST by Repub4bush (Tony is STILL the Best Press Secretary Ever!!!!! PMWBB06')
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To: Syncro
Thank You Mr. Rumsfeld...For all that you did for Our Military.
10 posted on 11/08/2006 9:03:19 PM PST by alaskamomma
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To: Txsleuth

I love him too. But I have to ask. Why did we fight with one hand behind our back? Why did we fight a PC war? Conservatives most of all know an army that isnt moving forward killing the enemy is at risk. How did we forget the first lesson we would scream at Democrats? Didnt you know the left would tear us down?


11 posted on 11/08/2006 9:05:07 PM PST by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: Txsleuth
Yeah, thank you Rummy, I guess.

But why did you leave at this particular time?

Explain yourself to me.
12 posted on 11/08/2006 9:05:12 PM PST by the final gentleman
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To: Syncro

Thank you for posting this.
Thank you Secretary Rumsfeld.
You were a class act all the way and you will be missed.


13 posted on 11/08/2006 9:06:46 PM PST by tapatio
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To: Impeach98; debbieargel; Just A Nobody; AVNevis; DollyCali; kristinn; everyone
Joseph Williams, you are The Man!



Joseph Williams, Father of Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams who gave his life for our freedom on March 23, 2003 at the age of 31

Thanks for making the trip Joseph.

14 posted on 11/08/2006 9:07:24 PM PST by Syncro
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To: alaskamomma

Thank you sir, for your great service to our country.


15 posted on 11/08/2006 9:07:52 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (DEMOCRATS-POLITICIZING THE SAFETY OF AMERICA 24/7)
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To: Syncro

Thanks Rummy.Ya got a bum deal.


16 posted on 11/08/2006 9:09:26 PM PST by ac-rep
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To: Syncro


Great job!
17 posted on 11/08/2006 9:10:43 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: John Lenin

Ditto - A Great man


18 posted on 11/08/2006 9:11:55 PM PST by inpajamas (Modern liberalism is transgendered fascism - http://skarbutts.wordpress.com/)
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To: Syncro

Thank you, Secretary Rumsfeld, for your service to our country.


19 posted on 11/08/2006 9:13:07 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: Syncro
Secretary Rumsfeld

Thanks for your service and your brave commitment to Marshalling our troops to fight our truly evil enemies.

Americans in general, and those in uniform specifically, have gained much strength from your keen abilities and confident demeanor.

Hopefully you can remain in some key advisory capacity in our critical battle against the agents of terror.

- - Seaplaner (A.F. vet and Marine Dad)

.

20 posted on 11/08/2006 9:13:07 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: oneamericanvoice
However, once I got to reviewing it I realized what a smart move this seems to have been.

I think Rummy left because he didn't want to suffer the obnoxious questions of the midgets. Rummy is a giant and it makes me sick to realize that a noble man's efforts have been ruined by shallow politicians. I guess Rummy knew he had terrorists in front of him and midgets behind him and he still gave it his best effort.

21 posted on 11/08/2006 9:14:36 PM PST by oldbrowser (ACLU, communism is the ultimate goal.)
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To: Syncro

If he's so great, why is he leaving?


22 posted on 11/08/2006 9:15:36 PM PST by onedoug
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To: All
I'm sorry for the mess up in Post # 1 when I put posted this. I messed up on the HMTL. Or HTML whichever it is...

It should have looked like this:

Melanie Morgan, Chairman of Move America Forward sent out this email a little after 8PM tonight.



Thanks to Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, and our Brave Troops, these Gold Star Families are in a Free Iraq encouraging our Military.

23 posted on 11/08/2006 9:19:26 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Thank you Secretary Rumsfeld for all your service and your staunch support of our wonderful military!


24 posted on 11/08/2006 9:19:38 PM PST by Ruth C
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To: Syncro

Thank you for your many years of service, Mr. Rumsfeld. You are a good and honorable man, and you will be missed! I wish you all the best in your future.


25 posted on 11/08/2006 9:19:57 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Every time I hear the word "exercise", I wash my mouth out with chocolate.)
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To: Syncro

BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God bless you, Secretary Rumsfeld. We honor and thank you for your service! As the mother of a soldier who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom, I thank you for standing at the helm, braving the storm, and guiding our troops to victory. You will be missed.


26 posted on 11/08/2006 9:22:51 PM PST by Chena ((I'm not young enough to know everything." (Oscar Wilde)))
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To: onedoug; the final gentleman
I'm sure if you spend some time reading up on what has been going on the last couple of days, you will understand. We just had an election, and that's the only clue I can give you. Look around for more.

Rummy Rocks! But a replacement now is the smart thing to do.

Johnny Carson was doing a bang up job, and he retired also.

27 posted on 11/08/2006 9:23:01 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

God Bless Ya Rummy!!! You are truly a great American!!! One of the hardest working least appreciated men of our time!!!


28 posted on 11/08/2006 9:23:33 PM PST by FlashBack (W)
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To: FlashBack

Add me to the Rummy fan club!

THANK YOU, Mr. Secretary for your selfless devotion to the armed services and the national defense of our country.

God keep you.


29 posted on 11/08/2006 9:26:20 PM PST by Timeout (I hate MediaCrats! ......and trial lawyers.)
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To: Syncro
But Bush said he would keep him for the duration.

I smell a rat!

30 posted on 11/08/2006 9:26:26 PM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug
It wasn't Bush's call. Rumsfeld resigned.

A new duration is about to begin.

Maybe that rat you smell is closer than you think...:>)
31 posted on 11/08/2006 9:28:06 PM PST by Syncro
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To: inpajamas

Never lost a battle and he stood up to the UN/EU in fine fashion.


32 posted on 11/08/2006 9:28:58 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: Syncro

33 posted on 11/08/2006 9:29:19 PM PST by mirkwood (Gun control isn't about guns. It's about control.)
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To: oldbrowser

LOLOLOL!!!!
His efforts haven't been ruined of yet. Not if we all keep the midgets in the fire! Long distance phone service is very cheap...


34 posted on 11/08/2006 9:29:57 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (This is a call to arms! The Battle Has Just Begun!)
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To: Syncro

Rummy is no MacArthur or Patton, but he too will be missed by those who have been in battle and know the costs and don;t believe in cut and run as many in this nation apparently do.

Godspeed Rummy and Thanks!


35 posted on 11/08/2006 9:32:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... Aloha!!!)
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To: Syncro

"Twaddle." Wait till Bush tries to have his next pick confirmed.


36 posted on 11/08/2006 9:32:31 PM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Buy a clue, twaddle boy.

(I apologize in advance for that sentence...)

Nancy will be picking the next one, and even Hilliary will approve. No Problem.


37 posted on 11/08/2006 9:36:12 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

We love you, Rummy!


38 posted on 11/08/2006 9:36:47 PM PST by claudiustg (Iran delenda est.)
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To: All; Syncro

.

In this new time of war in the Middle East...


...Secretary DONALD RUMSFELD was just trying to prevent a repeat of...



Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts




JOHN KERRY, TED KENNEDY, WILLIAM CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM, JANE FONDA, TOM HAYDEN, BARBARA BOXER, JESSE JACKSON and all...

...did all they could during the Vietnam War to bring them about in the first place.

.



39 posted on 11/08/2006 9:37:49 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Quote of the day from a Libertarian: "We taught the GOP a lesson."


40 posted on 11/08/2006 9:39:14 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: Syncro
And we'll win?

That was questionable even before.

Now? God knows.

And God help US.

41 posted on 11/08/2006 9:39:42 PM PST by onedoug
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To: LADYAK

Thanks for posting this....I am glad I am not the only one that is saddened...he was a hero to me! MEN LIKE HIM DON'T COME ALONG EVERYDAY! Bless you RUMMY.....!


42 posted on 11/08/2006 9:42:59 PM PST by LADYAK
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To: Syncro

He should have been gone a while now.


43 posted on 11/08/2006 9:52:13 PM PST by JayVan
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To: All; CWOJackson

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Moderate Republican & Libertarian "Lesson" voters who voted against Republicans this time around...

gave us a Democrat 'PAYBACK' U.S. Congress out to get a sitting Commander-in-Chief in time of war...

...with our own Freeodm now directly at stake here at home.

.


44 posted on 11/08/2006 10:00:13 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com.)
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To: Syncro

Thank you Secretary Rumsfeld for your great service!

You'd win in 2008, forget the ankle biters.


45 posted on 11/08/2006 10:08:26 PM PST by Hop A Long Cassidy
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To: Syncro

Secretary Rumsfeld, thank you for everything. Thank you for doing your best in the service of our country.

You will be missed and you will be remembered.


46 posted on 11/08/2006 10:11:53 PM PST by Gator113
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To: Syncro

bump


47 posted on 11/08/2006 10:31:12 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("Today we lost; tomorrow we start again." - C4B)
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To: oldbrowser

"However, once I got to reviewing it I realized what a smart move this seems to have been.

I think Rummy left because he didn't want to suffer the obnoxious questions of the midgets. Rummy is a giant and it makes me sick to realize that a noble man's efforts have been ruined by shallow politicians. "

Yes, the Democrats were going to use Rummy as a foil to criticize every nitpicking decision.

Bush retort -
Dems, you won; clean slate, Rummy guy you hate is gone.
Put in Gates.

NOW WHAT WILL YOU DO IN IRAQ?

Good move. The mission is more important than the man and this helps keep us with a forward-looking agenda.


48 posted on 11/08/2006 10:57:30 PM PST by WOSG (Broken-glass time, Republicans! Save the Congress!)
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To: NordP
Rummy is the greatest!!
49 posted on 11/08/2006 11:34:04 PM PST by do the dhue (How come the Dems have not fixed Iraq yet? I have no ideas and I offer obstructionism only)
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To: Syncro
Thanks for ping & for thread Syncro... just getting back to FR after a lot going on here on home-front, but join the others in sadness in seeing a great man leave this position.

There are a lot of Monday morning quarterbacks who think he should have done this or that.. but man, he served his president and our country with honor & served us well. Did he mess up? maybe..probably..but is there a human that does not?

We need to find the fine line between undermining criticism & helpful support..I am not sure what that is myself but those who shout the loudest sometimes seem to just be the "TEAR DOWN" type of people. quick to point out problems but never having suggestions for improvement.

God Bless America.. may we survive this next few years to be strong again & be worthy to lead again.
50 posted on 11/09/2006 1:26:01 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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