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A snowflake?
1 posted on 11/23/2008 1:06:35 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Soory Rummy...you screwed the pooch in Iraq, itt ook Heaven and Earth being moved and even then...Rummy would not think about a Surge..

Rummy was a piss poor SecDef...no way around it, compaore pre Rummy and post Rummy...no contest...he failed to adapt, he deserves his fate.


2 posted on 11/23/2008 1:14:07 PM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: neverdem

I lived in fear of those during his reign.


3 posted on 11/23/2008 1:14:09 PM PST by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: neverdem

If Rumsfeld had employed the surge strategy at the beginning of the war, the Republicans would be holding on to the Presidency and be in a much stronger position in the Congress. He blew it with the constant drip of bad news coming out of Iraq in 2005-2006.


6 posted on 11/23/2008 1:23:04 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: neverdem

If nothing else, this puts the Obama administration on notice for what they could get into and that their feet can be held to the fire if they blunder. (Something that Democrats are notorious for with our armed forces.)


8 posted on 11/23/2008 1:29:22 PM PST by Coachm
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To: neverdem

Obama was opposed to the surge in Iraq and to this day will not admit it was a success but, he is for a surge in Afghanistan suggesting we deploy two brigades there. I wonder if he knows what a brigade is and what would he have them do?


9 posted on 11/23/2008 1:40:40 PM PST by boxer21
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To: neverdem
A snowflake?

Kind of hard to win a war when traitors within your own country are attacking you from the rear. Rumsfeld was demonized just like W and the troops. Sounds like some of us here bought their crap.

12 posted on 11/23/2008 1:50:41 PM PST by steelwheels
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To: neverdem
During my last weeks in office, I recommended to President Bush that he consider Gen. David Petraeus as commander of coalition forces in Iraq, as General Casey’s tour was coming to an end. General Petraeus and his deputy, Gen. Ray Odierno, had the experience and skill to recognize and exploit the seismic shifts that were taking place in Iraq’s political landscape. And United States troops had the courage to win the alliance of Iraq’s people against a common enemy — and the benevolence to win their friendship.


13 posted on 11/23/2008 1:51:48 PM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady from the North")
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To: neverdem
It was a black day for us all when Rumsfeld left office. He did a great job, and one measure of that greatness is how impossibly high everyone's expectations are, monday morning QB-like.

I'm not a believer in "perfect", but Mr. Rumsfeld came close.

16 posted on 11/23/2008 2:01:45 PM PST by bvw
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To: neverdem

I learned one other thing in this article, which is that Rumsfeld thinks that President-Elect Obama has no real hope of winning in Afghanistan, and will rue the day when he said that Afghanistan should be the focus of our WOT.

Really, aside from using this as a battleground to exterminate jihadists, what is the national security significance of this backwater? As long as the terrorists can not use this as a training ground, what stake do we have in its success? If we win over Afghanistan, is the WOT won? Uh ... I think not.


26 posted on 11/23/2008 6:16:47 PM PST by drellberg
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To: neverdem

General Petraeus will make sure it’s done properly, if he’s permitted.

Rumsfeld got a lot right, but he also got a good bit wrong. Trying to modernize and streamline the military during a war was ill advised.

Allowing the politicians to dictate terms during the first assault on Fallujah was deadly to way too many Marines and other heroic soldiers.

My two cents worth...


27 posted on 11/23/2008 6:17:21 PM PST by airborne
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To: neverdem
Afghanistan is tricky in ways that Iraq was not.

The Dems have been carping about Afghanistan for several years; now they have to actually do something.

Do they have the sensitivity to move ahead with a long-term goal in mind? Dems by nature are impetuous, with their eye more on winning a next election than ensuring the nation's security.

Rusmfeld is right on in this article. What worked in Iraq will not work in Afghanistan. I think the Dems are in for a rough time.

28 posted on 11/23/2008 6:35:56 PM PST by what's up
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29 posted on 11/23/2008 11:57:35 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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Thanks neverdem.


36 posted on 11/24/2008 2:50:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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