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John McCain returns Donald Rumsfeld Iraq fire (McCain attacks Rumsfeld)
The Australian ^ | 2011-02-04 | Brad Norington

Posted on 02/04/2011 5:57:40 AM PST by rabscuttle385

The US war effort in Iraq would have been a "disastrous defeat" if president George W. Bush had left Donald Rumsfeld in charge of the Defence Department, John McCain says.

The former Republican presidential candidate hit back yesterday over unflattering comments made by Mr Rumsfeld in his new autobiography, Known and Unknown.

Reviving a feud between the pair, Mr Rumsfeld describes Senator McCain in his book as "a man with a hair-trigger temper and a propensity to fashion and shift his positions to appeal to the media".

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: donaldrumsfeld; mccain; mccaintruthfile; rummy; rumsfeld; wot
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1 posted on 02/04/2011 5:57:46 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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"a man with a hair-trigger temper and a propensity to fashion and shift his positions to appeal to the media".

Rummy hit that nail on the head.
2 posted on 02/04/2011 5:59:49 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rabscuttle385
"a man with a hair-trigger temper and a propensity to fashion and shift his positions to appeal to the media".

If you had to summarize John McCain in 20 words or less, you'd be hard pressed to do better than this.

3 posted on 02/04/2011 6:00:44 AM PST by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: cripplecreek

Mclame would not make a scab on Rummy’s rearend.


4 posted on 02/04/2011 6:01:51 AM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: rabscuttle385

A duel would settle this.I’m hoping for a tie.


5 posted on 02/04/2011 6:01:51 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is a lyin’ SOB. Giving him another term was a monsterous mistake.

All the fighting we have done to stop Obama will be for naught because the real McCain is once again empowered to dilute and destroy our goals.


6 posted on 02/04/2011 6:03:12 AM PST by dforest
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To: rabscuttle385

I officially declare that McKennedy has absolved himself from his military service.

His duplicity, stupidity, and general inability to comprehend even the most simple concept has harmed the country far more than his service benefited it.

Further, he has fosted upon us one of the bimboest bimbos (his luny daughter) EVAH!

McKennedy, your bro dead Ted is calling you.


7 posted on 02/04/2011 6:04:09 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: cripplecreek

McJerk has been all over the air with his worthless commennts. He is now getting senile and moronic. I say, sit the f down and shut the f up. He should cross over to the other side and we can be done with him.


8 posted on 02/04/2011 6:04:21 AM PST by Pit1 (Fed/State government should only meet for max 6 months a year. AND TERM LIMIT.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Mr Rumsfeld describes Senator McCain in his book as "a man with a hair-trigger temper and a propensity to fashion and shift his positions to appeal to the media".

Bravo Rummy...you captureds the essence of this vain and petty little man in one sentence!

9 posted on 02/04/2011 6:06:49 AM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Mr Rumsfeld describes Senator McCain in his book as "a man with a hair-trigger temper and a propensity to fashion and shift his positions to appeal to the media".

Bravo Rummy...you captured the essence of this vain and petty little man in one sentence!

10 posted on 02/04/2011 6:07:03 AM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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Rumsfeld has more integrity, honesty and patriotism in his pinky toenail than 10 McCain’s.


11 posted on 02/04/2011 6:07:41 AM PST by albie
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To: rabscuttle385
Reviving a feud between the pair, Mr Rumsfeld describes Senator McCain in his book as "a man with a hair-trigger temper and a propensity to fashion and shift his positions to appeal to the media".

One can hardly argue with Rummie on that statement. McNuts never met a media type or camera he didn't like! I find McNuts a hamburger short of a Happy Meal!

12 posted on 02/04/2011 6:09:03 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: rabscuttle385

Looks like Rumsfeld hit a nerve. Good for him!


13 posted on 02/04/2011 6:09:18 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: rabscuttle385

Looks like Rumsfeld hit a nerve. Good for him!


14 posted on 02/04/2011 6:09:24 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: dusttoyou

You got THAT right! bttt


15 posted on 02/04/2011 6:09:28 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: Pit1
A real composed statesman, huh? McCain is a known hot-headed lunatic for decades by the press. He's had clashes with them off camera that should have resulted in an arrest warrant issued on him. The fact that the press resists reporting on his temperment is wrong.

Let him keep talking. It just makes the case.

16 posted on 02/04/2011 6:10:42 AM PST by blackdog
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To: rabscuttle385
In the matter of Iraq, McCain was largely right and Rummy was wrong about the amount of troops needed.

But don't let that stop you, rabs, in your never-ended efforts to attack Republicans, whether it is merited in that particular instance or not.

Oh, and I'm still waiting for you to state whether you disagree with the repeal of DADT - the fact that you refuse to answer such a simple question speaks volumes.

17 posted on 02/04/2011 6:11:43 AM PST by dirtboy
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Arizona has become a shining star for conservative principles. How in the world did it allow itself to be tricked once again by this POS worthless liar! McShame laughs himself all the way back to D.C. after his faux conservative republican campaign 2010! What an embarrassment to AZ!
18 posted on 02/04/2011 6:14:09 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: albie

Both men were Naval aviators. Although Rummy left active duty just before McCain was commissioned, Rumsfeld continued in the Reserves and both men retired as O-6’s. I wonder if there’s something a bit more personal between the two than just their public differences.


19 posted on 02/04/2011 6:15:49 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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Oh, and as I recall, rabs, you are a Paultard who was opposed to the Iraq War all along. So it’s rather ironic to see you wading into the debate as to whether Rummy or McCain is right about how the war should have been conducted.


20 posted on 02/04/2011 6:16:18 AM PST by dirtboy
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